Healthcare Student? Join the union that gets it right!

Join UNISON as a health student for just £10 a year.

Studying and training to be a nurse or health professional is exciting but can also be stressful and challenging.

You are often providing direct patient care but have essays to worry about whilst managing your clinical placements and supporting yourself through your studies.

That’s why it’s important not to struggle alone. UNISON is the biggest trade union in the NHS and our branches and networks are always available to support you if you need help.

We understand the financial difficulties facing students and the debt many have to take on and have always campaigned strongly for living bursaries and against the charging of tuition fees.

At UNISON we also have many exciting education and learning opportunities and roles for you to get involved in to help us campaign. We’re hosting a series of educational webinars this autumn for our healthcare students on topics which will be useful to you at the beginning this academic year, based on feedback from our Student Nurse and Midwife Network.

Find out more about UNISON Health student learning month

Join for just £10 a year

Join the strongest team in the NHS and get access to all of this for only £10 a year while you are a student.

As a student member you have access to all the many benefits of UNISON membership and are also entitled to support and representation if you continue working part-time in a role covered by UNISON. You’ll also get a welcome pack from UNISON, including an Oxford dictionary for nurses, fob watch and pocket guide to medicine management.

If you are enrolling at any of the following campuses, click the relevant link to join today

Canterbury Christchurch University – Canterbury campus

Canterbury Christchurch University – Medway campus

Oxford Brookes University

University of Surrey

University of Brighton – Falmer campus

University of Brighton – Eastbourne campus

University of Southampton

University of Portsmouth

University of Bedfordshire – Aylesbury campus – Mental Health nursing

University of Bedfordshire – Aylesbury campus – all other courses

University of West London – Berkshire campus

If your institution or campus isn’t listed, please link below to join today


Your questions answered

All you need to know about being a student member of UNISON

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Clinical placements for healthcare students

Check out our resources for healthcare students on clinical placements.

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Need more information?

Check out UNISON’s other publications for healthcare students

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