Festival of Learning announces shortlisted award nominees for 2019

20 March 2019

Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2019. The shortlisted nominees are:

Alex Thomas, City Lit

Ashleigh Emmason, Bolton College

Charlotte Curran, Lancashire Adult Learning

Construction Skills Training Programme, St Mungo’s

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dace Mikisite, City Lit

Diana Omokore, De Montfort University

Emma Searle, Petroc

Fiona Pickett, City Lit

Janette Lindsey, Adult Learning and Skills Service (Hammersmith and Fulham)

Julie Redpath, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Karl Sawyer, University of East London

Keoghs Law Firm

Linda Slasor, Unison

Marie Smith, Adult Education Wolverhampton

Michael Shakil, Kingston University

Nurturing Recovery – supporting vulnerable adults into education and employment through horticulture, Bridgwater and Taunton College

Olga Ruda, Oldham Lifelong Learning Service

Paul McKivett, Haringey Adult Learning Service

Peter Shukie, Blackburn College

Rob Darlington, Corndel Ltd

Robert Gaunt, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service

Sadie O’Hara, Worcestershire County Council

Seong Ngoh Chua, Adult Education Wolverhampton

Stuart Ferris, Oldham Lifelong Learning Service

Sylvia Rowbottom, City Lit

Tia Whelan, Leicester College

Trant Engineering Ltd

Vicky Seagars, Community Learning and Skills (Kent Adult Education)

Voicebox Cafes, Good Things Foundation

Stephen Evans, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute said:

“Festival of Learning award winner stories highlight the many and varied benefits of learning for individuals, communities and businesses.

They also showcase the breadth of learning opportunities available to everyone which can help increase skills, support recovery from health conditions, improve self-confidence, and increase community engagement.”

The Festival of Learning national selection panel, which includes representatives from the Department for Education, NOCN, the Education and Training Foundation, the WEA, Skills and Education Group, City Lit, the Association of Colleges, AELP, Holex and the TUC, will choose the winners on Tuesday 26 March. Winners and finalists will be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 July in London.


Festival of Learning award winners and their nominators will be notified by telephone between 27 March and 19 April 2019.

Nominators of nominees that have not been selected as winners will be contacted by email in April, and will be sent certificates of achievement to present to their nominees in May.

For more information, contact Festival of Learning team fol@learningandwork.org.uk or 0116 204 4239

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