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Taking action in higher education

Charter for prison education

UCU's vision for a stable and effectively resourced prison education system.

Prison education has a life-changing impact and delivers personal, social and economic benefits both to the individuals who receive it and wider society. We would like to see the new secretaries of state for business and skill and for justice harnessing these benefits by supporting a range of improvements that will yield better outcomes for all. Our vision is of a stable and effectively resourced prison education system which supports prison educators to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to students in prison. Ultimately, this vision will ensure the best outcomes for students, society and the economy.


UCU charter for prison education [293kb]

UCU submission to prison education consultation, November 2015 [350kb]

Last updated: 8 February 2016