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Belfast Recovery College wins its 2nd STAR Award
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1st of March, 20211st of March, 2021

Belfast Recovery College wins its 2nd STAR Award

Today AONTAS announced the winners in its annual STAR Awards and Belfast Recovery College was the winner in the Learner Voice category. The award is in recognition of their “Making Silent Voices Heard”, a unique Learning and Leadership Initiative that places the Learner Voice at the core of the college. Through advocacy and building learner...

Belfast Recovery College
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Belfast Recovery College

Belfast Recovery College has grown to become a centre of educational excellence for Mental Health Education.  A compelling vision was to open access to mental health education opportunities to all our people in the Belfast community to improve the well-being and mental ill health of everyone – Staff, Carers, Service Users, Friends and Family. So...

Launch of the Learn Well, Live Well Report
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27th of February, 202127th of February, 2021

Launch of the Learn Well, Live Well Report

On 24th February the Impact Forum and Belfast Learning City held the online launch of their joint publication, Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing. We were delighted to have messages of support from the two Junior Ministers, Gary Middleton and Declan Kearney. We also heard from Raúl Valdés-Cotera (UNESCO UIL) author...

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25th of February, 202125th of February, 2021

Building back bolder: learning for life in post-pandemic Britain.

The Centenary Commission on Adult Education has organised two debates to be chaired by former Speaker, John Bercow. On Monday 8th March, 6-7 p.m., the question will be Why does adult education matter now? John Bercow will discuss this question with: Lord (David) Blunkett, former Secretary of State for Education and Home Secretary Helen Chicot, Place Integration Lead at...

Learning through Positive Ageing Month
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Learning through Positive Ageing Month

Each year in October, several thousand older people take part in Age-friendly Belfast’s Positive Ageing Month, now in its 5th year. The month-long festival of events and activities celebrates the contribution that older people make to our city and provides opportunities for older people to have some new learning experiences. Some are taster sessions for...

Ballybeen Women’s Centre
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Ballybeen Women’s Centre

For over thirty years Ballybeen Women’s Centre (BWC) has been developing and delivering quality services in an area of low and weak community infrastructure.  Health Promotion and Education is a key priority of work and the centre has grown to become a valuable and well-known provider of a range of health services within the Ballybeen...

esc films
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esc films

esc films is a Belfast-based arts education charity working with people on the margins. They specialise in mental health and believe in the power of education to create change, to challenge thinking and to transform lives. They build trust with participants in order to turn their stories into powerful, compelling films. The 2020 Baring Foundation...

Network of Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB)
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16th of February, 202116th of February, 2021

Network of Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB)

As part of the AONTAS-led events for the 2021 AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, this policy event will bring the members of the Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB), Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, together to discuss our shared vision for educational equality and explore the variety of approaches taken by each in...

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12th of February, 202112th of February, 2021

Levelling up Adult Community Education

A new report out on provision in England looking at the data available and making recommendations for government, local government and adult community education providers. Very interesting set of recommendations, including – Establish a branded adult education centre in everytown. Planning rules should promote multi-usecommunity centres which can be used as outreachposts for adult education....

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report
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5th of February, 20215th of February, 2021

Launch of Learn Well, Live Well Report

The Learn Well, Live Well: adult learning and health and wellbeing report has been produced over the past few months as part of the UK programme for the European Agenda on Adult Learning (managed by the Learning and Work Institute). It has been compiled and edited by the NI Impact Forum on Adult Learning and...