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The Learning Academy is the hub of learning and development for the student movement, created by NUS and expert training providers based on students’ union priorities.

Launching 27 November 2017, the Learning Academy will provide learning opportunities delivered in a variety of methods including face-to-face, online and blended programmes. All training will be delivered by experts from NUS or external partners and quality assured by the learning and development team.

Responding to your students’ union’s learning needs, we will launch courses between November and December 2017 and again in the new year.

Navigate these pages to find out more about all of our courses and see our upcoming events below.


Leadership on Race Equity

This free, one day course for senior managers in students' unions will help you to understand issues of race and racism, and specifically how this manifests within the work place.

As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss issues related to race and racism
  • Organise opportunities to further personal learning on racism
  • Organise opportunities to further others' learning on racism
  • Resource and prioritise work on racism at an organisational level
  • Advocate for race equity in your organisation

Dates are available throughout January and February 2018 in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. Please visit the Leadership on Race Equity page for all of the dates available.

Registration will close 2 weeks before the starting date of each session on the respective Monday.


Mental Health First Aid Training

This two-day training course teaches people how to identify, understand and help people who may be experiencing mental health issues.

Dates

23 - 24 January 2018, NUS Macclesfield

20 - 21 March 2018, NUS London
 

Registration will close 2 weeks before the starting date of each session on the respective Monday.


Train the Trainer

This is two day interactive training course which aims to train students' union staff and officers to create impactful training tailored to the needs of their audience.

Dates

18 - 19 January 2018, University of Birmingham Guild of Students 

30 - 31 May 2018, NUS London

14 - 15 August 2018, NUS Macclesfield

23 - 24 October 2018, NUS London
 

Registration will close 2 weeks before the starting date of each course on the respective Monday.


Creating Equity at Work

This one day course introduces and explores ways to create an inclusive and equitable environment at work.

As a result of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Organise opportunties to counter or reduce your unconscious bias.
  • Demonstrate allyship with those from liberation groups.
  • Prepare conversations that challenge oppressive behaviors to create behaviour change

Dates

14 February, University of Manchester students'unon

11 April, NUS London

13 June, NUS London

16 August, NUS Macclesfield

25 October, NUS London

Registration will close 2 weeks before the starting date of each course on the respective Monday.