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Experience: I couldn’t read until I was 34
I was the class jester at school in the 70s and 80s, because I wanted to be liked. The truth was that I was struggling. I now know that I... Read Full News Story
How lifelong learning can boost your mental health
After decades of neglect and stigma, mental health is at the forefront of the news agenda and, as more and more people start to discuss mental health openly we’re understanding... Read Full News Story
Barry college student lands Inspire Award
A BARRY college worker who couldn’t afford to buy lunch as a student has won a national award for his inspirational story of learning against the odds. Thomas Ferriday watched... Read Full News Story
National award for Milford Haven school
MILFORD Haven's Gelliswick Church in Wales VC Primary School, dedicated to family learning, has won a national award. The school even runs a free crèche so parents can improve their... Read Full News Story
Take three: People who have changed their story with adult learning
As this year’s Adult Learners’ Week approaches, we talk to three individuals who explain how their lives have been improved through the learning choices they’ve made. These people hope that... Read Full News Story
Swansea University Student Scoops Prestigious Award
On Wednesday June 5th, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law student, Andrea Garvey, was named winner of the ‘Life Changing & Progression Award’ at the Learning and Work Institute 2019... Read Full News Story
Former Prisoner Helps Drug Addicts Overcome Their Addiction
A former prisoner convicted as part of a conspiracy to import drugs into the UK has praised an award-winning scheme that allowed him to help addicts overcome their addiction, while... Read Full News Story
Prestigious OU50 Award Presented to Monkton Priory School
Monkton Priory Primary School’s successful mission to engage parents and the wider community in adult learning has been recognised with an Open University 50th Anniversary award. The school won the OU50’s... Read Full News Story
National award for Milford Haven school
National award for Milford Haven school The school even runs a free crèche so parents can improve their maths and english and invites grandparents to learn alongside their grandchildren. The... Read Full News Story
Parent Group at school where around 50 languages are spoken wins Inspire! Awards for supporting learning.
A group set up to help parents at a city school to improve their English language skills has won a national award. Cathays High School’s Parents Learning Group has been... Read Full News Story
Chester coach crash survivor wins awards after making dramatic recovery
A WOMAN who suffered burns to 96 per cent of her body in a crash in France is to board a coach again for the first time since the accident.... Read Full News Story
Find out how to boost your digital skills with these free workshops
Go Connect are running a range of free digital skills workshops for adults as part of Adult Learners Week from June 17 through to June 28. The sessions will cover... Read Full News Story
National award winner with Meares-Irlen syndrome talks about his year since scooping the Overall Learner of the Year award
A medic who was crowned Overall Learner of the Year at the Inspire! Awards 2018, says adult learning has transformed his life and a year has gone on to work... Read Full News Story
Spotlight on lifelong learning as Adult Learners’ Week returns
Learning later in life can provide a whole host of opportunities, whether you’re looking to get into or return to work, secure a promotion, change career, or equally to keep... Read Full News Story
Get Involved with Adult Learners’ Week!
Adults of all ages are encouraged to try their hand at various educational activities during Adult Learners’ Week (June 17-23). The week-long event is an annual celebration of the variety... Read Full News Story