Partner Events

Get involved in a range of learning activities throughout #LifelongLearningWeek

It’s never too late to learn!

9 November 2021 | 12:00 – 13:00

Higher Education Progression Partnership

As part of the Lifelong Learning Week, Hepp and partners are working with partners and stakeholders across the Sheffield City Region to help you discover the different ways you can learn. Learning could start from a hobby in cookery and end up with a degree in catering with lots of different routes along the way.  The options are endless!

Come and join for an hour and find out where your learning can take you.

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Introduction to Power BI

9 November 2021 | 12.00 – 13.00

Corndel Digital

Join Corndel for a 60-minute ‘lunch and learn’ session exploring Microsoft’s Power BI tool; and see for yourself how it can transform your team’s performance.

There are no managers or leaders untouched by digital transformation. How you encourage and support your team to use data efficiently will have a direct impact on your collective performance. The problem is that only 20% of us feel confident working with data, with more than a third seeking alternative methods to complete tasks without using data*.

Corndel are offering a free workshop as part of the Lifelong Learning Week.

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Showcase: Self study online learning

9 November 2021 | 15.00 – 16.00

National Extension College

The National Extension College (NEC) offers flexible online GCSEs, A levels and vocational courses to students of any age. Lifelong learning is key to what we offer and this showcase is for everyone, whether you’re looking to get into university, progress your career or head in a new direction.

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Love of lifelong learning

9 November 2021 | 4.00pm

WEA Facebook chat

Join the CEO of the WEA in a Facebook chat with four inspirational students, to see how transformative learning has been for them. Not sure you are ready to jump back into education after such a long break, or simply intrigued what studying as an adult feels like? This would be a perfect way for you to see how others have found the experience, and ask any questions you have, of both students and CEO, to understand whether taking the leap back into learning would work for you.

To join, follow @WEAAdultEducation and visit the page at 4pm on Tuesday . You’ll see Simon Parkinson, CEO of WEA interview Joanne, Sam, Michael and Geethaa and be able to message any questions you may have for them to answer live.

Taster Session: Graphic Design

9 November 2021 | 6.00 – 9.00pm

Pimlico Centre Graphics Room, Westminster Adult Education Service

Discover the principles behind graphic design and create a simple layout using mark making, typography and colour.

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Taster Session: Floristry

9 November 2021 | 5.00 – 8.00pm

Pimlico Centre Floristry Room, Westminster Adult Education Service

Learn about floristry as a skill or hobby and work with fresh flowers and foliage to make your own flower arrangement.

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Local Jobs Fair

10 November 2021 | 9.00am – 3.00pm

Adult Education Wolverhampton

This jobs fair is an opportunity for you to connect with local employers, to help local employers with their recruitment needs and to find out about learning opportunities that can help give you the skills to find or change your job.

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Taster Session: Ceramics

10 November  2021 | 5.00 – 8.00pm

Lisson Grove Centre Ceramics Studio, Westminster Adult Education Service

Find out about wheel throwing techniques through practical demonstration and guidance and have a go at throwing your own ceramic pot.

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Annual English, Maths and ESOL Conference

11 November 2021 | 10:00 – 13.00

Learning and Work Institute

This conference will highlight the importance of a clear ambition that every adult is equipped with essential basic skills. It will showcase learner voices, policy innovations and effective practice to engage adults and deliver high quality learning that makes a difference.

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Taster Session: Upcycling

11 November 2021 | 10.00am – 12.30pm

Amberley Road Centre, Westminster Adult Education Service

Discover how to upcycle an item of clothing to create something new and interesting while saving resource.

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Taster Session: Tailoring

11 November 2021 | 2.00 – 4.30pm

Amberley Road Centre, Westminster Adult Education Service

Learn the principles and techniques behind tailoring and adjusting an item of clothing to make it fit your body better.

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Taster Session: Printmaking

11 November 2021 | 5.99 – 8.00pm

Lisson Grove Centre Art Room, Westminster Adult Education Service

Learn how to make a monotype design to be hand-printed onto paper paper with a roller, giving you plenty of ideas for future creations.

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In conversation with City Lit Fellow Ed Balls

11 November 2021 | 12:30 – 14:00

City Lit

We are delighted to invite you to an in conversation event with City Lit Fellow Ed Balls and City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson CBE to discuss Ed’s life, career, politics and the importance of lifelong learning.

The event will include a book signing in our Gallery & Exhibition Space. A signed copy of Ed’s new book Appetite will be available to purchase on the day.

Register here.

On demand

WEA introduction to Astronomy

Why not join David Hughes to understand the mysteries of the stars and planets in a recording of one of the award-winning WEA member lectures.

Modern Astronomy is full of big words, big ideas and big telescopes. David will show you how to start exploring the night sky with little more than your own eyes (and a big overcoat). Using a series of easy to find constellations as guideposts to the wonders beyond, we’ll show you how and when to look for the major planets and star clusters, why the Moon changes its appearance every month and how to spot objects like the International Space Station as it passes overhead. No big words. No complicated mathematics. Just the perfect introduction to a life changing view of the Universe.

Once you’ve watched the lecture, if you want to find out more, WEA membership costs just £15 a year, including a lecture every week covering a wide range of topics. Learn more.

EKC Group support Lifelong Learning Week

The EKC Group are dedicated to providing quality education opportunities for all ages throughout East Kent. With a family of six colleges and three unique business units, we strive to play a leading role in developing the communities we serve.

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Hounslow Adult and Community Education

Explore the opportunities available at Hounslow Adult and Community Education.

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