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Five ways to make your nomination a winner

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Are you thinking of submitting a Festival of Learning nomination for the first time this year? Or have you nominated in the past, but your nominees are never shortlisted? We’ve put together a guide of what we’re looking for that will help you write an effective nomination and celebrate your nominee’s achievements in the best…

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It might be scary, but it really is worth doing

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by Lesley Reece My learning journey began in January 2015 when I joined a jewelry making class with my daughter. Previously I had not left the house alone for four years and signing up took all the courage I had. It started when I had a nervous breakdown and I had to leave my job….

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Showcasing the social impact of learning

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by Ruth Spellman Festival of Learning builds on the success of 24 years of Adult Learners’ Weeks, and nominations for this year’s awards are now open. Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), tells us about this year’s brand new award category – the Social Impact Award, sponsored by the WEA. Visit…

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You can create a better life

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by Adele Tilley Hi, my name is Adele. I’ve been asked to write this blog as I have overcome the challenge of returning to education later in life and drastically improving my life as a result. I want to highlight why education, for women especially, can be a vital tool for achievement and success.

How can I help people to fly?

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by Amanda Scales My learning journey began with no other aim or desire in mind than to steal away from a very stressful life and snatch a few precious hours, in which I could be myself and enjoy learning for the sheer pleasure of learning for learning’s sake. In those stolen few hours, I was…

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