Preparing for the Awards Ceremony at the SWALEC Stadium (courtesy of NIACE Cymru)
Rhiannon Stevens, a community outreach tutor at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, has been awarded a certificate of commendation by NIACE Cymru (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) in their annual Inspire! Awards Ceremony which took place at the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff on 11th June 2015.
The annual Inspire! Awards celebrate the wide variety of achievements of learners and the inspirational work of tutors in Wales. Outstanding projects, employers and learners are recognised at the ceremony. Rhiannon expressed her gratitude for her nomination:
“Thank you so for my nomination. It means a lot to me that my hard work is both recognised and appreciated. I love working in the communities across the South Wales Valleys and Cardiff. It is a privilege to see people empowered through education as this programme makes a real difference in their lives.”
Rhiannon received this certificate of achievement for being one of the top three tutors in Wales. Jan Stephens, co-ordinating lecturer for our Social Science courses, commented:
‘We are delighted that Rhiannon has been recognised as one of the top three tutors in Wales. This award highlights the hard work that all of our community outreach tutors do with students from deprived areas in the south east Wales area.’
The Awards kick-start Adult Learners Week 2015, an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes adult learning opportunities across the country which will run from 13th to 19th June.
At Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning we work closely with communities and NIACE Cymru to promote a wide variety of learning opportunities for adult learners. As part of Adult Learners Week 2015, we will be running free information sessions on our popular “Pathways to a Degree” programmes on Thursday 18th June. We welcome learners from all backgrounds without the need for prior qualifications. If you’re interested in attending these sessions, please visit our Adult Learners Week webpage for more information.
Cardiff University provides pathways to undergraduate degrees for adult learners.
Two informal sessions are taking place in Adult Learners’ Week on 18th June at 12.00 noon to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning providing information on the pathways available.
The programmes are designed for those with life experience and we welcome applicants who may have been away from formal education for several years as no previous qualifications are required. Pathways are part-time and specifically developed to support busy adults to realise their ambition to study a degree in their chosen subjects including:
* Business Management, Accounting or Accounting and Finance * English Language, Literature or Philosophy (Inside Narratives) * History, Archaeology or Religion (Exploring the Past) * Journalism, Media or Cultural Studies (Our Media, Our World) * Modern Languages or Translation Studies * Politics and International Relations * Social Science
Many adults have progressed onto degrees at Cardiff University through a pathway. This year we are delighted that four previous Exploring the Past students will be graduating from the School of History Archaeology and Religion. Andy Parker, who is graduating with a BA Joint Honours Ancient History and History offers this advice to anyone considering studying.
“Age is no barrier (and in some ways an advantage!)
I am about to finish my final year of study on a Joint Honours degree in Ancient History and History, something which I really wasn’t sure would be practical or achievable for me a few years ago, but which has been one of my lifelong ambitions. I think I have learned a lot about myself during the past three years and perhaps most importantly about how I have changed since I last studied; I have learned my memory isn’t what it was 30 years ago, but that experiences during those years have added a great deal instead.”
To find out more visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/adult-learners-week/
Title: Welsh heritage for teenagers: Re-writing the ‘Mabinogion’ in Alan Garner’s The Owl Service and Jenny Nimmo’s The Snow Spider
Speaker: Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Where: Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff. CF24 4AG
For more information on our Exploring the Past lecture series please visit our website or contact Dr Paul Webster on 029 2087 5610 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Exploring the Past lecture series will start up again in September, so keep an eye out for the new schedule of lectures we’re planning for 2015/16!
Das Land ohne Musik? Issues of Identity and Place in British Classical Music, from Elgar to the Cultural Olympiad
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning is hosting another free public lecture in May as part of the “Exploring the Past” lecture series.
Speaker: Dr Nick Jones (Cardiff University)
Date: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Where: Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
For more information on our Exploring the Past lecture series please contact Dr Paul Webster on 029 2087 5610 or by emailing email@example.com.