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Life Long Learning Week 2019

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21 - 25 January, 2019
09:00 to 15:00
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Bangor, Downpatrick and Lisburn Campus
Life Long Learning Week 2019

Vocational education and training has had a long history in the education system in Northern Ireland, helping individuals to gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career.  

Life Long Learning Week takes place from 21-25 January 2019 and aims to show that you’re never too old to learn something new or go back to education.

The aim of this this week is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning as well to celebrate the achievements of learners, and inspire more people to discover how learning can positively change their lives  as well as celebrate the achievements of their lifelong learners as well as to prompt adults across the country into returning to learning.    

Access/ Restart to Education Graduation

On 22 January 2019, SERC will host its first ever Access/Restart to Education Graduation Ceremony at The Great Hall, Downpatrick. The event will celebrate the academic achievements of adult learners. The ceremony will involve a presentation of certificates and a guest speaker.

The ceremony will be an opportunity for SERC's Adult learners to celebrate their achievements with their family, friends, colleagues and fellow students.

For further details please contact Rebekah Cunningham by email: 

Driving Social and Economic Change

SERC is preparing to host its first Driving Social and Economic Change Conference which will take place at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast, on 24 January 2019. The full-day conference will bring together internationally recognised academics, educators, policy makers and researchers from around the world, focusing on a range of topics to address the well-being of citizens through collaborative action, that not only supports individuals to fulfil their potential but also meets the needs of industry. 

Leading practitioners and thinkers have signed up to speak at the event including keynote addresses from Professor Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University; Dorte Neilsen, internationally acclaimed author and founder of the Centre for Creative Thinking in Copenhagen, and Steve Orr, Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Inc, which is dedicated to the creation and support of Entrepreneurs. Each will share their extensive knowledge and challenge delegates to think differently about the link between social and economic well-being in Northern Ireland. 

Under the theme "Driving Social and Economic Change" delegates will hear keynote presentations and take part in stimulating workshops and seminars, in an informal small group environment, providing the opportunity to share ideas and best practice with colleagues.

To find out more please click here


Its never too late to start learning. To find out more about how SERC can help you Restart Education, gain Access to University please contact Elaine Bradley on email: 

To enrol on one of our ever popular leisure courses please call into one of our four campuses to find out more information. 





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