Student update – 14th January 2021

In response to the NMC announcement on 14th Jan 2021 regarding third year students opting back to help with the response to COVID-19 please find here UNISON’s statement. Main points to note: The emergency standards are not mandatory for any country, region, institution or student. First and second year nursing and all midwifery students are […]

Nursing and midwifery student update January 2021

Read the latest update here We understand many of you will be anxious regarding the new lockdown and what seems to now be the peak of the pandemic.  We want to remind you that should you have any concerns you can contact us. Any information we are made aware of regarding Students and placements etc […]

Healthcare Student Update September 2020

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to go round and visit universities to meet new Healthcare students and talk to them about why joining a trade union is so important. Instead virtual presentations are taking place, see below for dates and times and get in contact with your university regarding attending. If […]

Healthcare Student Update June 2020

Dear UNISON Student We’re writing to give you a further update on the situation for student nurses and midwives in England. This applies only to student nurses and midwives, arrangements for AHP students will be dealt with separately.  You’ll recall that emergency standards for nurse education were introduced in the spring to enable student nurses and […]

Healthcare Student Update

Download a copy of our latest Healthcare student newsletter Dear UNISON Student I hope despite everything you are well. I understand this has been a difficult and challenging time for us all, especially those working in the NHS or trying to complete studies. Since I last contacted you, there have been many changes UNISON, along […]

Health unions call on Matt Hancock to recognise student contribution and abolish tuition fees

Current students should also have fees reimbursed Four leading unions have called on the Health Secretary to recognise the significant contribution by – and disruption to – nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare students during the current crisis by abolishing tuition fees and reimbursing those already paid. The Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of […]

Healthcare Student Recruitment Continues!

Having a dialogue with people when they first join an organisation is very important and this is equally very true for Healthcare students. UNISON mostly recruits student nurses but this year has also seen Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, Midwives, Social Workers, ODPs and Physiotherapists join our union. Until August 2017, Healthcare students received a bursary in […]