New partnership to boost adult learning in Stoke

"It reaffirms our commitment to Stoke-on-Trent, that the University and the city council are working together to promote social mobility across the region.”

Ashley Cotton, Step Up to HE Programme Manager

Staffordshire University and Stoke-on-Trent City Council have teamed up to help adult learners Step Up to Higher Education.

The University is working closely with the local authority's Adult Community Learning team to provide information, guidance and mentoring to members of the public who are looking to get back in to education.

Advisors from the University will be on hand at the council's headquarters, the One Smithfield building in Hanley city centre, every Wednesday to offer support and tasters of what the free Step Up to Higher Education course has to offer to learners who are aiming for a degree level qualification.

Ashley Cotton, Step Up to HE Programme Manager, said:“It reaffirms our commitment to Stoke-on-Trent, that the University and the city council are working together to promote social mobility across the region.”

“Both the city council and the University are extremely excited to be offering educational opportunities in such a pivotal and central location for the city at the new One Smithfield development.”

Stacey Hargreaves, Senior Engagement Officer at Stoke-on-Trent City Council added: “This is a fantastic new partnership that we plan to develop going forward to ensure that we are doing all we can to support the residents of Stoke-on-Trent with their educational skillset for the future.”

Drop in sessions take place every Wednesday, 9:30am - 12pm at One Smithfield, for members of the public who are considering the move back into education.

For additional information, please contact:

T: 01782 294400 E: stepup@staffs.ac.uk @StaffsStepUP

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