Adult Learners Week 2021

Adult Learners’ Week now in its 30th year is the biggest adult learning campaign in Wales with over 10,000 adults in Wales taking part. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the value of adult learning, celebrate the achievements of inspirational people and projects and motivate people to discover just how learning can positively change their lives. This year’s campaign will signpost hundreds of courses, taster sessions, open days and learning resources.- source:

We at Swansea MAD love to support the annual Adult Learners Week campaign in Wales. We believe it’s important to celebrate and encourage adult learning, which we offer at our venue in Swansea through our Connected Futures Project- Funded by WCVA Active Inclusion Fund.

Through our work with adult learners in the community, we give people a safe space to pop into our office and receive support and informal learning from our staff team. This can range from creative digital work such as music production and video editing, to IT skills and coding. Adult learners have also had the option to gain qualifications through our project.

This year for Adult Learner’s Week, we are supporting the #ChangeYourStory campaign- encouraging people to speak about their career stories, experiences, and how they may want to change their story by taking the next leap to learn something new, that may help them advance in their career or switch career paths. To support this campaign we asked three members of our staff team some questions. Click on the images below to read:

Geraint turner
Stuart Sumner-Smith

Anna Arrieta

For Adult Learner’s week this year, we are facilitating sessions for adults who are looking to learn the basics of digital technology. Last week, Geraint facilitated a session which covered turning on your computer/tablet, connecting a device to WiFi, finding information online, and buying goods and services online.

We have one more session coming up where you can learn how to communicate online. If you would like to book on, or would like to refer anyone to these events then please contact or telephone 01792 648420