Adult Learning

Not Many 'Get Well' Cards: Reflecting On Mental Health And Homelessness

Hilary Nightingale | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK
Hilary Nightingale

Mental health problems are often hidden. Unknown to those around them, people may be living with mental illness, whether that's a diagnosis such as schizophrenia or a so-called low level problem like anxiety or depression.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Part Time Study

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The new year is always a good time to think about making a positive, lasting change in your life. Whether it’s greater confidence, a new challenge, ...

Dawn Faizey Webster Completed A BA While Suffering With Locked-In Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

When your top typing speed is 50 words per hour, working towards a degree might feel out of reach. Not for Dawn Faizey-Webster. Despite it taking up t...

Simon Hemsworth's Journey Proves That With Further Education, The End Of One Career Is Just The Beginning Of Another

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes, we don't land on the right career path straightaway. Or we end up in our dream job, and then something happens which causes that career to ...

You're Never Too Old to Learn a New Trick

Chris Jones | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Chris Jones

Everyone has a talent. You might just not know it yet. And as this week is Adult Learners' Week, surely now's the time to discover it? As we celebrate adult learners, and the opportunities learning can lead to, we should all think about how we can continue to develop skills, and try something new.

What's the Point of Education?

Jade O'Donoghue | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jade O'Donoghue

I've always been the 'education' type. You'd be more likely to find me with a book in hand than a ball when I was younger, and there was no question as to whether university was the best choice for me on leaving school. At the risk of sounding like a bit of a geek, I just really like learning.

Doing the Sums With Britain and Numeracy

Wendy Jones | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Jones

Nearly 17 million people in England - almost half the working-age population - have the numeracy skills expected of children at primary school. That means they may not be able to check pay and deductions on a wage slip, understand bus timetables or pay household bills.