Ufi support new Festival of Learning award to celebrate innovation in learning with technology

Ufi are delighted to be supporting a new award at this year’s Festival of Learning, the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England.

The annual awards, run by our strategic partners Learning and Work Institute (L&W), recognise the remarkable stories of people, learning provision and employers who have used adult learning to transform their lives and the lives of others.

This year, nominees will be considered for the Ufi-supported ‘Learning with Technology’ Award which celebrates the people using technology to get adults learning.

Festival of Learning award winners from 2023

Festival of Learning 2023 award winners. Credit: Festival of Learning

The award judges are looking for individuals, projects or provision where the use of technology is central to the learning and which can help make the case for investment in learning with technology.

They are particularly interested in examples of how technology can extend learning delivery to those who may be furthest from learning and how it can complement and support face-to-face learning.

This may include innovative and imaginative learning projects or provision where technology is being used to build learner skills and confidence, and help adults thrive, or to enable or enhance learning for a current or future career. Or it may include individuals who are using technology to increase their skills for work.

You could consider nominating your organisation or project, or you might have a learner or tutor in mind.

Louise Rowland, Deputy CEO of Ufi, said:

“Technology has the potential to transform learning, enabling individuals, organisations and society to thrive. At Ufi we are proud to be supporting the Learning with Technology Award and are looking forward to sharing the inspiring stories of how technology has made a difference to learners across the UK. Good luck!”

Nominations close on 2 February 2024.

Interested in nominating? You can find helpful resources and guidance documents for nominators here.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our colleagues from L&W at fol@learningandwork.org.uk.

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