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Everything is possible when persistent hard work is invested

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Moving to England from Syria brought a range of challenges, including a new language. Determined to integrate into my new country I learnt to speak English and found a new career.  I studied English in Syria but the opportunities to use it in daily life were few and far between. Living in England, I hesitated to communicate because I was afraid of making mistakes in my speech. I soon…

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What you can gain from a Have a Go Month taster course

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If you haven’t heard, June is ‘Have a Go’ month. The idea is to encourage people to try something new and remain open to the learning process. We’ve been working closely with the Festival of Learning to spread the word and right now, colleges and training providers across England are running taster courses – from…

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We need to keep our minds open to possibilities at every age!

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From smart phones that recognise our faces, to small oblong-shaped house robots that can take active instructions from us, to say technology has developed over the last few years is an understatement. Society itself is literally becoming digitalised before our very eyes. Whether you feel completely overwhelmed by this new technology and want to teach…

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Learning really can transform your life!

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We believe that everybody should have easy access to high-quality education, no matter their circumstances or reason for learning. For tens of thousands of people across the UK, community and adult learning provides them an opportunity to a better future. The impact is not only on employability but their health and wellbeing, family life and…

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“It’s never too late to improve yourself or your life”

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Neil Baggley, Outreach Project Coordinator at London College of Music, University of West London explains why going back to education was the right path for him. Neil is managing an exciting ‘Have a go’ event in June for people interested in finding out more about career paths for  musicians, singers, rappers and aspiring industry professionals….

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How to set the ball rolling on study?

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Throughout the month of June, Festival of learning, in partnership with Hotcourses UK, runs ‘Have a Go Month’. We are calling on all learning providers to hold free events and activities in June to inspire people of all ages to ‘have a go’ at learning something new. Christine Drabwell, Deputy Head of Media Relations at…

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Teaching in FE: there’s something for everyone!

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With Have a Go Month right around the corner, have you ever thought about having a go at something new, like teaching in Further Education? Howard Pilott, from the Education and Training Foundation’s FE Advice service explains how easy it is to pass on your skills and knowledge, to help inspire and guide adults on…

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