Monthly Archives July 2019

Free courses

The open university have a list of free courses up that you can tackle. We’ve got some ideas below but the full list is here     Preparing for Digital Life Preparing for your digital life in the 21st Century, provides a general overview of how digital technology has come to dominate virtually every aspect of the modern world and some guidance on how to prepare for this digital life. It also provides a more detailed explanation of the internal structure and workings of a typical computer.   Obesity and balance diets The incidence of obesity is on the increase
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#WeAreBristol

  Bristol City Council has launched a new film and website to show all of the common bonds we share as Bristolians. Please watch and share We Are Bristol It’s easy to say our country is divided; online, at the ballot box, and in the communities we live. In Bristol we can be different. We challenge divisions to find out what we have in common. In Bristol we are different. But we are the same. #WeAreBristol is more than the film. It’s more than the hashtag. It’s who we all are.  
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Conversation clubs success

This story popped up on our internal Bristol City Council website so we thought we’d use it as an excuse to blow our own trumpet!   Bristol Community Learning celebrates success of Conversation Clubs Our Community Learning Team recently hosted a day celebrating the city’s Conversation Clubs. The clubs give residents who speak English as a second language the opportunity to practice English in informal, friendly settings. Community Learning runs 15 clubs across Bristol, with more than 100 people coming to practice their English speaking and listening skills each week. They focus on everyday situations but also encourage people to
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3D printed limbs thanks to Knowle West

We thought we’d share this video about Samantha Payne, co-founder of award-winning innovation company Open Bionics, to KWMC. Samantha recently spoke to a group of schoolchildren about her experiences growing up in Knowle West, working with KWMC, and now producing 3D-printed bionic limbs for people across the UK. You can watch part of her talk in the ‘Driven‘ documentary here. We’d encourage our tutors to make use of this in class where possible to challenge gender stereotypes and help inspire people to take on massive challenges. They can find a copy of the video in our ICT resources section.
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