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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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CJ is proof that anyone can make a change

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Our Festival of Learning partner, Hotcourses have featured an interview with 2017 Social Impact Award Winner, CJ Burge to learn more about her experience with adult education. CJ Burge has come on leaps and bounds following a stint in prison abroad at a young age. Education essentially became her lifeline and now she’s on course…

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From addiction to academia; why we need further education

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Why we need further education As far as interviews go, it’s not every day you come across compelling stories that leave you in a reflective state. You can tell when you’re faced with raw honesty and Lee Hughes was an open book, allowing me to delve into his journey and understand why we need further…

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L&W has helped me see where I want my future to go

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by Natalie Wilson I applied for my internship through the Graduate Champions scheme at De Montfort University (DMU) that helps find graduates paid experience related to their undergraduate study. When I was matched with Learning and Work Institute (L&W) I could not believe just how perfect the fit was; I felt instantly passionate about the…

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Being bold doesn’t take as much effort as you think

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by Jami Blythe I have to admit – feminism scares me. So, when I was asked to write this blog I went to open my underwear drawer to light a match to my best bra and then paused.  Reconsidering, I asked myself – is International Womens Day actually about us throwing ourselves in front of horses for…

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It all starts with that first step

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by Lesley Reece It’s hard to believe but when I look at myself today I can hardly recognise the woman I have become. Only two years ago I suffered from agoraphobia and had not left my home alone in over four years. In the last two years I have defiantly been making up for lost…

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