ULF Conference 2019 - Impacting Lives Through Learning

4 Apr 2019


On the 28th March, the Annual Union Learning Conference was held in Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey. The conference, celebrated the work of the Union Learning Projects over the past year and looked forward to the year ahead. Over 80 ULR’s and guests attended, hearing from key speakers, addressing the theme, ‘Impacting Lives Through Learning’.



Terry Park, Head of Further Education Delivery, Department for the Economy, opened conference and presented awards to;


Iulia Pavel, USDAW – Union Learning Rep of the Year 2019   20190328_2158









Jamie Doherty, USDAW – Essential Skills Trade Union Learner of the Year 2019.   











Gerry Murphy, Chair of the NIC, presented the inaugural, Lukasz Karpinski Educational Bursary to Steven Harvey, NIPSA.  







The conference heard first hand from learners and ULRs who have participated in the Union Learning projects and in particular, the impact it has had on their work and lives



Speakers and presentations:

Dave Flanagan, Senior Project Officer, GMB Reachout - Digital Learning

Dr Lisa Wilson, Economist, Nevin Economic Research Institute - The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills 

Patricia Fleming, Programme Manager, Women’stec - WOMEN’STEC: Breaking Down Barriers

Terry Park, Head of Further Education Delivery, Department for the Economy


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