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Paul Eeles

11 November 2021

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When it comes to learning, education and qualifications, there is a mainstream narrative in society and it is this: that we go to school, and then on to college, for which the secret code is A levels, and then, if we are lucky, we reach the pinnacle and go to university - and then we are done as far as formal learning is concerned!

The opportunity to learn, to be educated, or to be qualified can never be a one-off opportunity

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Jane Hickie

10 November 2021

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As L&W celebrates their centenary, AELP proudly stands with L&WI on our shared ambitions to transform people’s lives through learning and employment.

AELP’s role in the future of lifelong learning

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Katie Easey

8 November 2021

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The recent 2021 WEA Impact Report highlights the impressive benefits of community learning. In this post, Katie Easey outlines the 10 reasons why adult education is a great idea!

You’re never too old to learn

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David Hughes

3 November 2020

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I realised that to achieve society-wide change, we need to empower more people in every community to have agency, to believe in themselves and to realise that learning for life is not a one-off nor a sentence, but a necessity for us all.

The role of colleges in supporting lifelong learning

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Stephen Evans

1 November 2020

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Our first Lifelong Learning Week aims to celebrate the best in adult learning and harness the appetite for lifelong learning we’ve seen during lockdown.

Why we’re celebrating the first Lifelong Learning Week

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15 December 2019

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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?

5 Ways to Make Your Festival of Learning Nomination a Winner

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Oriana White

8 March 2019

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Education enables you to focus and rebuild your future, taking control of your own destiny.

Education feeds your soul. It nourishes your mind.

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Hala Akhras

8 January 2019

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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.

Growing enthusiasm and motivation to continue my educational journey

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Jonathan Beebee

8 November 2017

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In 2017, I was nominated for a Festival of Learning award. I had recently completed a course with the School for Social Entrepreneurs on how to start up a social enterprise.

A great opportunity for you to recognise the achievements of someone you know

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