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CU Coventry Festival of Learning to showcase education opportunities

Date: 12/05/2017
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Organisations and education providers are set to join together to showcase the courses, programmes and volunteering opportunities available to adults across Coventry and Warwickshire.


CU Coventry, formerly known as Coventry University College, is hosting the Festival of Learning for those considering a change in career, wishing to gain qualifications to improve their employability or just wanting to learn new skills.


The event, which is free to attend, will be held at the Central Library in Smithford Way, Coventry, on Friday, June 2 from 11am until 3pm.


Organisations exhibiting on the day will include CU Coventry, Coventry Libraries and Information Service, The Nationwide Apprenticeship University, Hearty History, Fab Lab, the Workers Educational Association (WEA), City College Coventry and The Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL).


They will be providing information, advice and guidance on the wide range of opportunities available across the area.


Coventry City councillor Kevin Maton will be giving the opening address, and interactive workshops will also be available throughout the day for attendees to actively participate in which includes 3D Printing, Conversational English, Reminiscence and more.


Gemma Marlowe, of CU Coventry, said: “The Festival of Learning event will provide an excellent opportunity for those thinking about re-training or going into further or higher education to seek information and advice on what is available.


“We have a really good mix of organisations signed up to exhibit on the day which will be providing information about their courses, training and apprenticeship opportunities.


“At CU Coventry we aim to make higher education accessible to all, providing a range of options including part-time courses and Saturday University to suit everyone’s lifestyles.


“Last year’s Festival of Learning attracted a lot of interest, and we are hoping that this year’s event will prove just as successful.”


The Festival of Learning, led by the Learning and Work Institute, is a celebration of adult learning and the event is primarily aimed at those aged 19 and above.


Those wishing to attend the event can register online at


Further information about the event can be found by emailing

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