Our Partners and Sponsors for 2016

We can't run Festival of Learning without our supporters, partners and sponsors. Here is what they say about our award winners.

A Message from Buckingham Palace

"I am delighted to present this year’s Patron’s Award to Emily Hicks. She is a remarkable young woman who has used learning to not only successfully change her life, but also to improve the lives of other young adult carers. Her inspirational story fully embodies the spirit of Festival of Learning."

European Social Fund - campaign supporter

"Learning changes lives and Festival of Learning recognises and celebrates achievement through learning.  Thanks to ESF support, many people have improved their skills and qualifications, have overcome issues along the way."

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Department for Education - campaign supporter

"Learning a new skill, whether it's taking a part time course, learning a new language, starting an apprenticeship, or simply learning how to ride a bike - it can be thrilling, although equally tough, it requires commitment, determination and patience."

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NOCN - Employer and Learning for Work Awards sponsor

"Every year at this time we are privileged to hear the amazing stories of inspirational people. We know that learning not only changes careers and enhances our prospects, but it is good for health and wellbeing - learning can really make us happier and healthier."

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WEA - Social Impact Award sponsor

"Supporting the Social Impact Award has given us the opportunity to hear many remarkable stories from people who have made a success of their own lives and within their communities.  We look forward to celebrating and sharing the success of our inspirational winner."

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