Outstanding Individual Learner Award Winners

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.

Outstanding Individual Learner - National Winner

Joyce Abumujor

On a mission to help change the lives of vulnerable women and girls in Nigeria, Joyce has returned to learning to develop her construction skills.

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Outstanding Individual Learner - Highly Commended

Danielle Haigh-Wood

A full-time carer for her grandfather, having already cared for her terminally ill grandmother in her teens, Danielle put her education to one side. However, still in her 20s she defied her critics and achieved a Degree from the Open University.

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Outstanding Individual Learner - Highly Commended

Oriana White

Oriana joined the Working Men’s College through a referral from Kings Cross Hospital trauma clinic, and her return to education gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

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Outstanding Individual Learner - Regional Winner

Lesley Reece

“I have never believed in myself before. The change in me has been massive and my confidence has grown. I now feel that I can begin to look forward to a brighter future.”

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Outstanding Individual Learner Award - Regional Winner

Liz Curry

Liz discovered the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) online, and found an art course of interest - from that first session, Liz’s learning journey began, and “it’s like magic.”

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Outstanding Individual Learner - Regional Winner

Juljan Sula

Juljan became addicted to alcohol and drugs as a young adult, but after returning to education he is now a successful manager, passing on his skills to others.

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