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2008 Archive Page - Adult Learners' Week.

During the 2008 broadcast, featured a range of interviews in support of the annual Adult Learners' Week. Set out below is an archive web page telling the story . . . logo

Adult Learners' Week 2008 logo

Although Adult Learners' week is now over, we have kept this page live to illustrate the range of interviews and features broadcast to support this event. We are grateful to East Surrey College for sponsoring our programmes.

About . . .

Adult Learners’ Week is all about celebrating and raising awareness of the fact that we all learn everyday often without realising it. Taking the next step and going on a course needn't be like going back to school.

Whether you want to gain new skills or qualifications to get a promotion at work, or want to learn more about a subject you’re interested in, adult learning could be the ideal solution. There are almost a million courses available in the UK, so there’s bound to be one to suit your needs.

Adult Learners’ Week, organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is the UK’s largest festival of learning.

Useful links

Links to websites connected with our interviews and features on adult learning.

Adult Learner's Week official web site.

East Surrey College

Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)

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Special Programmes and Features

Friday 16 May 2008
Jane Waller from the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) will be talking about the work of the WEA in general and a new training initiative in Bletchingly starting on Saturday 17 May.

East Surrey College is the leading local provider of Adult Education and Chris Long will be in to talk about the wide range of courses available and look ahead to the planned events for the Adult Learners' Week.

Tuesday 20 May 2008
Viv Ottaway from the Learning & Skills Council will be visiting us to talk about how the LSC fund courses. Viv will also be talking about adult training in the workplace.

Wednesday 21 May 2008
Elisabeth Whiditt from the Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership talking about their work.

Thursday 22 May 2008
Pauline Roussos from S.E.E.D.A. will be talking about how the development agency supports adult learning.

Arthur Browne from the Universities of the Third Age will be talking about the interest in learning amongst older people.

Friday 23 May 2008
Lynne Pearce, RNIB will be talking about access to training courses for the visually impaired.

Also . . .
During the week, we will be visiting East Surrey College to talk to learners on a variety of courses. We shall also bring you the latest news of special activities organised by the college for Adult Learners' Week.

East Surrey College logo

In celebration of the national Adult Learners’ Week, East Surrey College, in partnership with the WEA, is holding several open days for members of the public from 17th-23rd May 2008, providing you with a chance to experience what you can learn in your area. 

At these fun, informal events you can participate in a range of FREE taster sessions and demonstrations or book yourself onto one of our Day Schools which will allow you to explore a subject in more detail. 

It is also a great chance for you to suggest what courses you might want to see available in the future.  So come along and bring a friend!  Events will be held on: -

17th May 2008 - Bletchingley Community Learning Centre, 10.00am - 4.00pm

17th May 2008 - Dorking Community Learning Centre, 10.30am - 4.00pm

21st May 2008 - Bletchingley Community Learning Centre, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

21st May 2008 - Dorking Community Learning Centre, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

21st May 2008 - Denbies Wine Estate, 'Sketching in the Vineyard', 1.30pm - 4.00pm

For further information about events being held during Adult Learners’ Week, or to request a course guide, please contact our Student Services team on 01737 788444.

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