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Northern College supports Right2Learn campaign

Unequal access to education throughout life is a huge, growing cause of inequality in our country – with four million fewer adults participating in education now than in 2010. This can result in adults trapped in low skilled and low paid roles, with little opportunity to break free and transform their lives.

The national Right to Learn (R2L) campaign brings together organisations and individuals from across society to advocate for the policies necessary to ensure that everyone is able to access the learning they need when they need it.

Taking their inspiration from the report last year of the Lifelong Learning Commission, R2L is calling for a new statutory right to learn for every UK citizen throughout their lives – enabled and backed up by strong funding, information, advice and guidance.

Covid-19 has damaged hundreds of thousands of people’s lives, livelihoods and life chances, and makes the need for R2L even more pressing. Learning is key to healing the deep divisions that exist between our communities and in our society which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

To learn more about the Campaign for the Right to Learn visit