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Shortlisted award nominees announced for #FestivalofLearning2019

Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2019.

The shortlisted nominees are:

  • Alex Thomas, City Lit
  • Ashleigh Emmason, Bolton College
  • Charlotte Curran, Lancashire Adult Learning
  • Construction Skills Training Programme, St Mungo’s
  • Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dace Mikisite, City Lit
  • Diana Omokore, De Montfort University
  • Emma Searle, Petroc
  • Fiona Pickett, City Lit
  • Janette Lindsey, Adult Learning and Skills Service (Hammersmith and Fulham)
  • Julie Redpath, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Karl Sawyer, University of East London
  • Keoghs Law Firm
  • Linda Slasor, Unison
  • Marie Smith, Adult Education Wolverhampton
  • Martin Merritt, Unison
  • Michael Shakil, Kingston University
  • Nurturing Recovery – supporting vulnerable adults into education and employment through horticulture, Bridgwater and Taunton College
  • Olga Ruda, Oldham Lifelong Learning Service
  • Paul McKivett, Haringey Adult Learning Service
  • Peter Shukie, Blackburn College
  • Rob Darlington, Corndel Ltd
  • Robert Gaunt, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service
  • Sadie O’Hara, Worcestershire County Council
  • Seong Ngoh Chua, Adult Education Wolverhampton
  • Stuart Ferris, Oldham Lifelong Learning Service
  • Sylvia Rowbottom, City Lit
  • Tia Whelan, Leicester College
  • Trant Engineering Ltd
  • Vicky Seagars, Community Learning and Skills (Kent Adult Education)
  • Voicebox Cafes, Good Things Foundation

Stephen Evans, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute said:

“Festival of Learning award winner stories highlight the many and varied benefits of learning for individuals, communities and businesses.

They also showcase the breadth of learning opportunities available to everyone which can help increase skills, support recovery from health conditions, improve self-confidence, and increase community engagement.”

The Festival of Learning national selection panel, which includes representatives from the Department for Education, NOCN, the Education and Training Foundation, the WEA, Skills and Education Group, City Lit, the Association of Colleges, AELP, Holex and the TUC, will choose the winners on Tuesday 26 March. 

Festival of Learning award winners and their nominators will be notified by telephone between 27 March and 19 April 2019. Winners and finalists will be announced at The Festival of Learning awards ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 2 July at RSA House in London.

Nominators of nominees that have not been selected as winners will be contacted by email in April, and will be sent certificates of achievement to present to their nominees in May.

About Festival of Learning: The biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The campaign, which has been running since 1992, is led by Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department for Education.

About Learning and Work Institute: A policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. Our work is aimed at securing positive change for individuals and communities to secure increased access to learning and skills and improved employability and career progression.

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