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Stephen Evans

1 November 2020


Our first Lifelong Learning Week aims to celebrate the best in adult learning and harness the appetite for lifelong learning we’ve seen during lockdown.

Why we’re celebrating the first Lifelong Learning Week

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15 December 2019


Are you thinking of submitting a Festival of Learning nomination for the first time this year? Or have you nominated in the past, but your nominees are never shortlisted?

5 Ways to Make Your Festival of Learning Nomination a Winner

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Oriana White

8 March 2019


Education enables you to focus and rebuild your future, taking control of your own destiny.

Education feeds your soul. It nourishes your mind.

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Hala Akhras

8 January 2019


Moving to England from Syria brought a range of challenges, including a new language. Determined to integrate into my new country I learnt to speak English and found a new career.

Growing enthusiasm and motivation to continue my educational journey

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Jonathan Beebee

8 November 2017


In 2017, I was nominated for a Festival of Learning award. I had recently completed a course with the School for Social Entrepreneurs on how to start up a social enterprise.

A great opportunity for you to recognise the achievements of someone you know

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