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Adult Learning in Wales – Mark Jones
4th March 2021 by Nisha Patel

Adult Learning in Wales – Mark Jones

Adult Learning in Wales – motivated and aspiring for better futures but still there are barriers to further and higher education. Mark is director at Higher Plain Research and Education and former Associate Professor of Education....Read more »

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 »

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 »