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 Award - National Winner

James Smith

James Smith, known as Jimmy, returned to learning after being inspired to pursue a career as a paramedic following assistance he gave at the scene of a serious medical emergency.

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Outstanding Individual Award - National Winner

Geraldine Crimmins

"The overwhelming result of studying is that it has given my life a renewed meaning and purpose."

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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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