Award winners

Our award winners highlight the vast array of people who gain so much from learning as adults.

Their stories truly inspire all of us

They help us recognise that learning is transformational, exciting, rewarding and possible at any age, for any reason and can be for all of us.

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Liverpool Philharmonic Musicians with Music and Mental Health Participants. Photo by Mark McNulty (2)

2022

President's Award

Liverpool Philharmonic has been working in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2008 to deliver a life changing music and mental health programme. By encouraging group work and creativity, the programme has helped participants to improve their quality of life, build confidence and create a sense of community.

Music and Mental Health Programme – The Life Rooms

President's Award

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Three females and a male in group hug

2021

President's Award

CARAS is a South London charity that specialises in working with young people and adults who are seeking asylum or have a refugee background.

CARAS ESOL Project

President's Award

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Female and male sat on bench outdoors

2020

President's Award

Positive People, a partnership project led by social enterprise Pluss, operates across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset offering a learning lifeline to the most socially excluded and vulnerable people in society.

Positive People – Pluss

President's Award

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Male sat looking at images

2019

President's Award

City Lit first opened their doors for enrolments in September 1919 and in their first century have supported well over a million adults in London to learn. 

City Lit

President's Award

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