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Cardiff engages businesses during Adult Learners’ Week

Cardiff engages businesses during Adult Learners’ Week

ALWAdult Learners’ Week was a perfect opportunity for local businesses to sample

some of the expertise available at Cardiff University.  During the week (14-20 June 2014) a series of taster sessions were offered to showcase the Professional Development courses provided by the University.

Staff from Cunningham Lindsey received a lunchtime workshop on social media and Google searches, delivered by the University’s Centre for Community Journalism. Participants learnt how to enhance their use of social media to help them find key information required by their roles.

The Professional Development Team also hosted an interactive workshop for Sport Wales on how to present with confidence, where participants learnt how to project their voices and use the power of their breath to control nerves and to become memorable speakers.

Davinia Partridge, Employee Development Manager at Cunningham Lindsey, was delighted and said:”Cardiff University went out of their way to accommodate our short notice request for guest speakers during Adult Learners’ Week. As a result, our staff were given the opportunity to attend a presentation on ‘What is Social Media and how can it help you?’ This gave an insightful and refreshing look at getting the best out of social media for our business. Staff also benefited from the course information and sign-up opportunity on site which has encouraged many to undertake higher education. Thank you for your help and support.”

To tie in with the digital theme of this year’s Adult Learners’ Week and to celebrate Learning at Work Day, the Professional Development Team also offered a free webinar attended by participants from a range of organisations across England and Wales. The webinar provided an insight into Unique Selling Points and how to make businesses stand out from the crowd.

Other activities held within Continuing & Professional Education included drop-in events for adults to find out about the University’s Pathways programmes which enable part-time learners to access undergraduate degrees from Cardiff University.

Adult Learners’ Week is a national festival held annually to promote learning and encourage the development of new skills.

For information about the range of courses on offer please contact a member of the Professional Development Team on 029 2087 5274, or visit

To find out more about Pathways visit 

For further information contact:

Kelly Cumiskey

Continuing & Professional Education

Cardiff University

Tel: 029 2087 9330