Helping adults improve their employability with free Festival of Learning event

Helping adults improve their employability with free Festival of Learning event

Library Development Manager Christine Okure, Development Library Manager Anne Brown, and Regional Widening Participation Specialist Fatmata Daramy.

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CU Coventry teams up with Coventry Libraries and Information Service to host annual Festival of Learning event for adults wanting to improve their employability skills.

Friday 07 June 2019

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Adults in Coventry and Warwickshire looking to get back into higher education are being encouraged to attend a free event showcasing the variety of opportunities available to them in the city.

CU Coventry, part of the Coventry University Group, and Coventry Libraries and Information Service are hosting a ‘Festival of Learning’ event for adults wanting to improve their employability, pursue a degree, or simply learn a new skill.

The event will be held at the Central Library in Smithford Way, Coventry, on Friday June 21 from 11am until 3pm.

Several exhibitors on the day will help guide people through the many learning options available to them, including CU Coventry, Coventry University, Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), Coventry Libraries and Information Services, Warwick University, National Careers Service, Fab Lab Coventry and more.

Fatmata Daramy, Regional Widening Participation Specialist at the Coventry University Group and organiser of the event, is hoping to build on the popularity of last year’s festival.

The Festival of Learning is aimed at all sorts of different people, from adults who might not have had the opportunity to gain GCSEs and A levels, to those who are looking for a change in their career.

The event will have several experts on hand to give visitors advice on the best ways to get back into education depending on what their needs are.

For example, there will be details about open events that people can attend before committing to a full-time course, and also information about Access courses designed for people who don’t necessarily have the right qualifications to start a higher education course.

No matter what visitors’ circumstances are, there will be a course to suit them.

All the information people need to boost their education and qualifications is provided for free under one roof, and there’ll even be freebies on offer to visitors such as CU Coventry-branded pens, water bottles and hoodies.

I’d encourage anyone who might be looking to learn something new to come along and find out more.

Fatmata Daramy, Coventry University Group

Anyone wishing to attend should register online in advance.