Mature students

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Larry Rudling obituary
Other lives: Teacher and tutor with a passion for adult education

Peter Thomas

17, Nov, 2022 @8:24 PM

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How Birkbeck broke down barriers to education | Letters
Letters: Alan Davidge describes how the college gave him the ticket to a career in further education, while Stephen Baron remembers teaching in its extra-mural department

16, Nov, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Birkbeck’s courses have been life-changing for many | Letter
Letter: Greg Neale celebrates the college’s unique role in offering higher education opportunities for all


14, Nov, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Adele the academic? Why mature students are top of the swots
The pop singer has announced plans to take a mid-career break and study English literature. As I found out, there’s no better time to do it

Andrea Busfield

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Adult education and apprenticeships budget will be 25% down since 2010
IFS says cuts and inflation far outweigh £900m promised new spending, undermining levelling up ambitions

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK ministers accused of 'settling scores' by axing union adult learning fund
Employers and councils back last-ditch TUC drive to rescue scheme that has helped a generation of workers fulfil their dreams

Melissa Benn

06, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Treasury expected to balk at further education loan plans
Gavin Williamson hails plans for ‘lifelong loan entitlement’ but Treasury is hostile to expanding system

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

21, Jan, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Patricia Norman obituary
Other lives: Quaker and teacher who became life president of Brighton Housing Trust

Jean Calder

05, Jan, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Michael Richardson obituary
Other lives: Pioneer in the field of continuing education who was highly regarded by the wider academic community

Helen Nisbet

18, Dec, 2020 @3:02 PM

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From giving up gambling and getting fit to coping with grief: how our lives changed in lockdown
This year’s isolation has been painful, but in some cases it has also provided a valuable chance to pause, reflect and take decisions that seemed unthinkable before. Here, six readers describe how lockdown inspired them to turn their lives around

Molly Blackall

16, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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If more students choose home over halls, it's time to celebrate | Steven Jones
UK universities’ fears that stay-at-home students miss out reflect an outdated assumption: that they’re white and well-off

Steven Jones

30, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Back to class: how to study from home as a mature student
Whether you’ve been furloughed and want to retrain or just fancy studying a new interest, the experts discuss your options

Tess Reidy

24, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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