Adult Learning

You're Never Too Old to Learn a New Trick

Chris Jones | Posted 18.06.2014 | 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 02.09.2013 | 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.