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HEART Sponsors Adult Learners’ Week Raising Aspiration Award

We are delighted to carry on a tradition of sponsoring an Adult Learners’ Week award into a new period for this as the awards move from a Yorkshire & Humber event to a ‘Northern Area’ awards covering the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber regions.

As a partnership we passionately believe in the power of learning, regardless of age.  We have, over the years, witnessed adult learners lives being transformed as a result of their new found knowledge and skills and therefore we wholeheartedly support the celebration of this learning during the Adult Learners’ Festival running from 1st May to 30th June 2015.

Information on the HEART Raising Aspirations Award 2014 winner, Ray Whitaker, can be located HERE.  We hope to have the same difficulty this year as last when we struggled to determine the winner from such excellent nominations.

The benefits on individual health and well being and to wider society and the economy of studying and particularly at higher level are substantial.  We are therefore highly supportive of all initiatives that aim to raise the awareness of learning opportunities and the benefits that these bring.

Working with the Workers Educational Association (WEA) who are contracted by NIACE to manage the promotion of the Adult Learners’ Festival (1st May to 30th June) in the northern area is a pleasure and we are already excited about the award ceremony taking place at Leeds Civic Hall on Friday 5 June.

HEART partners will be offering a range of activities and events during the Adult Learners’ Festival and these will be posted onto the NIACE database so keep checking in for ‘What’s On’.

We will be tweeting and using #ALF15 and #ALW15 so do please follow us on @heartwestyorks to keep up to date on news and events. If you have ideas for events that you believe we or our partners may be able to collaborate on do please get in touch,, 0113 343 2312.