AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022 #LearnYourWay

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The AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022 kicks off this week 7th – 11th March 2022. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a nationwide celebration of adult learning. #LearnYourWay

This year’s theme, ‘Learn Your Way’ – #LearnYourWay, is all about how we learn differently. AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022 wants to highlight the different learning options available for adults in all walks of life, as well as the many reasons adults return to education.

From meeting new people with similar life experiences to gaining new skills, online courses to in person workshops, AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022 wants to highlight how learning is available for everyone.

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AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022 #LearnYourWay

There’s over 200 online or in-person workshops/open days/seminars from #AdultLearning organisations nationwide. Take a look at what’s going around the country here

AONTAS advocates for the right of all adults in Ireland to quality learning throughout their lives, and to promote the value and benefits of lifelong learning.

AONTAS will host three online events during the week of the Festival: 

The STAR Awards 2022 on Monday 7th March, recognising and celebrating amazing adult learning initiatives from across the country. Learn more about the awards here. 

An online “Learners as Leaders” event on Wednesday 9th March, which will focus on the experiences of adult learners and show how everyone can #LearnYourWay in your local community. Click here to learn more about this event.

A Policy event on “Community Education – Working Together to Address Educational Inequality” on Friday 11th March, the final day of the Festival. Featuring a message from Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and a panel discussion with speakers from across the adult learning sector, this event brings together policy makers, adult learning providers and learners to demonstrate and discuss the importance of an interconnected and supportive tertiary education sector. Click here to learn more and see the agenda. is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on


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