Nisha Patel

Campaigns, Marketing and Communications Support

Nisha Patel is the Campaigns, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Learning and Work Institute and was employed through the Jobs Growth Wales Scheme in September 2014. Her role involves the planning and delivery of campaigns such as the Inspire! Awards, Adult Learners’ Week and Skills for Work Week. She also assists the the team at events, conferences and meetings and delivers various aspects of communications, such as social media platforms. She enjoys being a part of the team and is thrilled to be involved.

Nisha has completed an Apprenticeship in Business Administration with the view to further benefit her role within the team to further expand her knowledge, skills and career prospects. She also graduated with BSC Criminology and Sociology and has had experience in areas such as events, administration, communications, social media/website maintenance and radio work support through prior role at Diverse Cymru. Nisha also volunteered for 2 years at Victim Support providing practical and emotional support to Victims of Anti Social Behaviour and Hate Crime.

Outside of work Nisha enjoys dance, cooking/baking, films, blogging, outdoor activities and photography.



Rhiannon Norfolk | From learner to tutor and a business on the side
4th February 2021 by Nisha Patel

Rhiannon Norfolk | From learner to tutor and a business on the side

It’s been a journey that I could never have imagined. From deciding to try again after failing to learn Welsh when I’d tried years before, to hearing that my application to become a Welsh tutor had...Read more »

Raymond Williams and ‘useful education’: a critique and a celebration
4th February 2021 by Nisha Patel

Raymond Williams and ‘useful education’: a critique and a celebration

This year’s Raymond Williams Memorial lecture marks two special occasions in the 2021 calendar – 100 years in the history of Learning and Work Institute with the foundation of the British Institute of Adult Education in...Read more »

A journey out of “limbo land” | Scott Jenkinson
3rd December 2020 by Nisha Patel

A journey out of “limbo land” | Scott Jenkinson

Leaving rehab after a lifetime of heroin addiction, homelessness and prison, I had no idea what my future would hold. I had never heard of Erasmus, NIACE or the Learning and Work Institute Wales. I had...Read more »

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to Slovenia
3rd December 2020 by Nisha Patel

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to Slovenia

Day 1 Our first day in Slovenia saw us welcomed at the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE) by our amazing host Darijan Novak who made us all feel welcomed. Darijan explained the role of the...Read more »

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to the Netherlands
3rd December 2020 by Nisha Patel

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to the Netherlands

Day 1 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Our first day in The Netherlands was mainly made up of traveling and settling into our hotel – and of course experiencing some of the wonderful culture in the country....Read more »

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to Ireland
30th November 2020 by Nisha Patel

Erasmus+ Mobility visit to Ireland

Day 1 – Star Awards No sooner had we landed in Dublin when we were whisked off in a taxi to the Aontas Star Awards at the Rotunda Hospital in the City. The awards are the...Read more »

Rameh O’ Sullivan | winning an Inspire! Tutor Award
30th November 2020 by Nisha Patel

Rameh O’ Sullivan | winning an Inspire! Tutor Award

The first time I started teaching Lifelong Learning, I was impressed by a poster on the wall in the hallway which said: “Some people learn to live, some live to learn”. I am very much one...Read more »

Sam Gardner – The three mental health lessons I’ve learnt from a global pandemic.
9th October 2020 by Nisha Patel

Sam Gardner – The three mental health lessons I’ve learnt from a global pandemic.

It is 4.24am and the glare of my phone screen probably isn’t helping me sleep. The fan whirrs as the morning light peeps through the curtains. I am wide awake.  For the past 2 months I’ve...Read more »

Adult Community Learning | Learning in Lockdown
24th September 2020 by Nisha Patel

Adult Community Learning | Learning in Lockdown

Vale Courses have been busy with their paintbrushes. Art Tutor Christine Lloyd entered the categories “Our Wonderful NHS” and “Life after Lockdown” for ‘Art Challenge Wales’. These painting are going to be actioned through jumblebee.co.uk to...Read more »

Learning Welsh during lockdown
19th August 2020 by Nisha Patel

Learning Welsh during lockdown

Learning Welsh during lockdown Learning Welsh proved popular during lockdown, with thousands more adults following courses with the National Centre for Learning Welsh and its course providers. Developing digital learning resources had been a priority for...Read more »