Adult Learners’ Week 2014 will look and feel quite different to previous years. This information is to:
- Introduce some of those changes
- Launch the nominations process
- Seek your support.
We hope you will join us in celebrating adult learning, and be inspired to take part in our festival of learning.
So what’s new?
New dates for the Adult Learners’ Week Festival of Learning
May and June 2014 will see a festival of learning for adults, families, communities and workplaces where organisations can run free or very low cost tasters, or “have a go” activities. This time frame allows you greater flexibility and opportunity to organise events, and also link them to other activities such as Museums at Night, Learning at Work Day, VQ Day and Volunteers’ Week. This will culminate in a week of activities during 14 – 20 June, with a national policy conference and the National Awards Ceremony which will take place on 16th June.
The East Midlands Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 6th June 2014 (venue to be confirmed)
The West Midlands Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 13th June 2104 (venue to be confirmed)
Nominate now for the ALW Awards
Nominations for the awards are now open! We want to hear about adults you know who have transformed their lives through learning or any individuals, projects and employers who have inspired you over the past year. Please share these amazing stories so that they can inspire others.
There are categories for:
- Individual adults
- Inspiring employers
To find out more about Adult Learners’ Week and how to nominate a learner for an Adult Learners’ Week award visit www.alw.org.uk
The nominations deadline is 5pm Thursday 30th January 2014, so start nominating now!
You can download and complete a Word version of the nomination form, or why not make life even simpler and nominate online? Full guidance notes are available on the website, and help and support is available if you need it (see contact details below).
Please encourage everyone you know to nominate and remember anyone can nominate. You don’t have to be involved in the teaching of learners to nominate, nominators can be friends, family or neighbours as well as those working in learning organisations.
We will be holding a half day workshop in each region to provide support and information about completing nominations:
East Midlands – Tuesday 3rd December in Leicester (venue to be confirmed).
West Midlands – Thursday 5th December in Birmingham (venue to be confirmed).
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact me by Friday 22nd November.
For further details contact:
Midlands ALW Co-ordinator
Community Health and Learning Foundation
Follow us on twitter: @ALWEastMidlands and @ALWWestMidlands