24.02.2014 - 01.03.2014

Adult Learners' Festival and STAR Awards

Time:24.02.2014 - 01.03.2014

The Adult Learners' Festival is a nationwide celebration of adult learning in Ireland coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation. In the last seven years, the Festival has become a firm fixture on the adult learning calendar with events taking place nationwide, including anything from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn.

AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.We believe that adult learning has a hugely important role to play in the economic and social future of Ireland.We know that adult learners and adult learning centres do vital work on a daily basis.

The Adult Learners' Festival is all about:

  • Celebrating adult learning and the achievements of adult learners
  • Showcasing the work of adult education providers
  • Promoting the work of AONTAS and the adult education sector
  • Ensuring that adult education is placed firmly on the political agenda

STAR Awards

The STAR Awards are about recognising and celebrating the invaluable collaborative work undertaken by adult learning initiatives in our communities. In the current climate it's even more important that we continue to showcase the value of the sector in responding to the needs of individuals, communities, society and the economy. Five awards in total will be granted to adult learning projects based within the island of Ireland – four regional awards (Leinster, Munster, Connaught, Ulster) and one nationwide award.

It's easy to nominate a project - just fill out the online nomination form. You have until the 18th November 2013 at 5pm to get your nomination in.