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Nominations are open for next year’s Adult Learners’ Week Awards. People can nominate someone they believe deserves recognition for their outstanding learning achievements, whether it is someone they teach, a colleague, friend or relative.

The Adult Learners’ Week (18 - 24 May 2013) Awards are for people who have used learning to help them transform their lives, often beyond what they ever thought was possible. Awards are also given to innovative projects that provide adults with the opportunity to learn and improve their lives and the lives of their families and the communities they live and work in.

And for 2013 there are new award categories which recognise learning in different parts of life:
• Arts and Culture;
• Family and Community;
• Health;
• Life Skills;
• Sport and Leisure;
• Technology; and
• Work.

David Hughes, NIACE Chief Executive, said:
“The motivation, determination and desire that adults show when using learning to improve their lives is remarkable. It is evident in all the nominations we receive each year for Adult Learners’ Week, which clearly illustrate the positive impact learning can have. Some people learn to improve, and progress in, their career; others because they want their children or grandchildren to do well at school; and others simply because they want to learn more about something they’re fascinated by.”

“The Adult Learners’ Week Awards celebrate both people who have transformed their lives and the projects that have given them the opportunity and support to do so. They’re a great way to give adult learners the recognition they deserve at the same time as inspiring many more people to take up learning. So if you want to recognise an outstanding learner and to help inspire many others, nominate for a 2013 Adult Learners’ Week Award.”

All awards categories are open to learners living in England only. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Thursday 13 December 2012. For more information about how to nominate for the Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2013, visit, email, or phone the NIACE Adult Learners’ Week Team on 0116 204 4200. Visit to nominate online.

October 2, 2012