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Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2019

Suffolk groups, individuals and learning and training providers are being urged to nominate candidates for the Suffolk Adult Learners’ Awards 2019.

The Awards, now in their ninth year, celebrate the outstanding achievements of adult learners’ and their teachers over the past year. 

There are a total of 6 awards for which people can be nominated:

  • Learning Project of the Year
  • Learning in Families; Bridging Generations Award 
  • Tutor of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing Learner of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Inspirational Learner of the Year

In addition there are two further awards:

  • Outstanding Services to Adult Education and Training in Suffolk (selected by the judging panel)
  • Outstanding Learner of the Year (overall winner from those awarded on the evening)


The Awards are organised by University of Suffolk, the Suffolk Adult Learning Federation (SALF) and Suffolk County Council. Adnams are the award ceremony drink sponsor.

Miles Cole, University of Suffolk External Relations Project Manager, said “These Awards celebrate the commitment shown by tutors, volunteers, providers and learners’ while demonstrating the impact adult learning has on the lives of individuals. It can be for any kind of learning, it doesn’t have to be formal learning with qualifications – it could be learning that has taken place in a community group, at work etc.  So if you know an individual or a group who has achieved or succeeded beyond expectations please nominate them so we can celebrate their achievements.”

Last year, Terrie Cornwell-Dunnett was named as the Outstanding Learner of the Year as well as winning the Inspirational Learner of the Year award.

Commenting on her awards she said “For me, school wasn’t particularly successful. I was pushed to go to college but told I wouldn’t amount to much. It was my foster Dad who said ‘you can’t listen to one side of the story’, and he pushed me to continue with my sign language and with college. He said ‘one way or another you will get to your target and your dream just not necessarily through the conventional route’. And that is what has happened.”

This year’s ceremony will be held at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building, Ipswich, on Thursday 27 June.

Nomination are now closed. Thank you if you have nominated!

Contact: Karen Davis for more information or email adultlearners@uos.ac.uk.