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Personal Statements and Adult Learners

At this time of year we see quite a few adult learners who want to apply to university. Most adult learners (or mature students as they are often called) have missed out on the all the online help and advice that is now common place, because it wasn’t in place when they were at school or college. 1,035 more words

Widening Access

'Back to school' for parents in Singapore | BBC News

“It’s all about understanding what students do at school and how to solve complicated problems using the latest methods,” said Nur Hidayah Ismail, the principal at Genius Young Minds tutorial centre.

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Neuroscience and the impact of adult learning - or why I got it wrong on mindfulness

While I hope I have always been polite about it, I’ve never had much time for things like mindfulness or meditation. They ring of new age phooey, embraced by enthusiastic zealots who dismiss the very idea of any evidence beyond their own beliefs. 393 more words

Lifelong Learning

Remembering Michael Barratt Brown,

Michael Barratt Brown was the first Principal of Northern College, a residential college for adults which opened in September 1978. I was lucky enough to take one of the first jobs at the College, and taught there from 1978 to 1985.  769 more words

Lifelong Learning

ACT Accrington Doubles in Size!!

Our new ACT Accrington venue is fully up and running!!!

To celebrate, we will officially relaunch ACT Accrington on Friday 19th June 2015 at 2p.m. to coincide with the final day of Adult Learners Week 2015. 235 more words

Adult Learning

New National Newsletter

In preparation for the GMB Annual Congress in June we have worked with the other GMB ULF Projects across the UK to put together the latest edition of The GLUE. 73 more words

Adult Learning

Updated Sector Booklets

A couple of years ago GMB Reach Out in conjunction with Tribal developed a range of courses for the retail and care sectors. These Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) were bundled together in handy booklets to distribute to relevant workplaces. 160 more words

Adult Learning