Archive for 2016

It might be scary, but it really is worth doing

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by Lesley Reece My learning journey began in January 2015 when I joined a jewelry making class with my daughter. Previously I had not left the house alone for four years and signing up took all the courage I had. It started when I had a nervous breakdown and I had to leave my job….

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Showcasing the social impact of learning

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by Ruth Spellman Festival of Learning builds on the success of 24 years of Adult Learners’ Weeks, and nominations for this year’s awards are now open. Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), tells us about this year’s brand new award category – the Social Impact Award, sponsored by the WEA. Visit…

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You can create a better life

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by Adele Tilley Hi, my name is Adele. I’ve been asked to write this blog as I have overcome the challenge of returning to education later in life and drastically improving my life as a result. I want to highlight why education, for women especially, can be a vital tool for achievement and success.