The 2019 UCU prison education annual meeting takes place on Friday 8 March in London, and each prison is entitled to send one person. If no one is attending from your prison and you would be interested please get in touch. PeoplePlus, Milton Keynes College and Novus have all agreed to provide paid time off for the member attending (arrangements with Weston College are under discussion). UCU covers the cost of travel and provides lunch on the day.

Details about the day and registration can be found here. 

Milton Keynes prison education branch

UCU's Milton Keynes prison education branch was set up in December 2012 after Milton Keynes College took over a number of prisons from the Manchester College to run the OLASS4 contract.

Latest branch newsletters:
December 2017 [1mb]
August 2017 [304kb]
June 2016 [1mb]

A branch committee was formed that meets quarterly with college management to raise issues of concern to members.

A network of reps mean that we keep in touch with what is happening across the 30 plus prisons where Milton Keynes College delivers education services. The branch committee deals with collective issues with the college and report back from meetings via reps to the membership, plus produce regular newsletters.

Reps and contacts

These play a vital role - and we are always looking for more members to help out. Reps provide individual support to members (full training and support is provided) whereas contacts distribute information and raise our profile. For further details contact UCU national organiser, Ronnie Kershaw.


Recruitment poster/leaflet

UCU MK prisons recruitment flyer [182kb]

Last updated: 26 January 2018