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Learner Stories

Returning to learning can take many forms and there are a range of routes open to everyone who would like to access their education and training options. 

We know it can be daunting to take the first step back into learning, but learners often find that when they do, they are met with a friendly and supportive learning environment and a class full of adults in the same position. Watch these videos filmed for the AONTAS STAR Awards 2019 to hear from learners and staff involved in adult learning programmes of all kinds about what makes returning to education so worthwhile.


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AONTAS in partnership with Near FM and with the support from the Communicating Europe Initiative 2019 recorded a podcast series on diverse voices of adult learners. To listen to adult learners' sharing their personal story and the impact adult learning has had on their lives go to Every Day I'm Learning: An AONTAS Podcast


To read authentic, personal stories of people who decided to return to learning, visit AONTAS’ website or our Instagram page - @aontasireland




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