Bristol Loves Learning


Holly learns about learning and why Bristol Learning City is the best learning environment for you.

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’

Nelson Mandela

Education is the tool, learning is the aim and The City of Bristol is the classroom. It’s 2016 and Bristol has just joined thousands of cities worldwide to join forces and become a Learning City. The idea behind a Learning City is that by working and learning together, we can achieve more. The partnership will transform lives, organisations and cities. And Bristol seems like the perfect place for it. Great schools, world-class universities and a ton of opportunities from a range of cultural organisations. But there are a lot of challenges to tackle. Bristol is a city of contrasts and not everyone has access to all these wonderful places.

‘Learning has the tremendous potential to break down social barriers and increase social mobility. By planning together and promoting opportunities for everyone, of all ages, backgrounds and communities, we can make Bristol a better place for all.’

Mayor George Ferguson

To tie in with Bristol Learning City, the Mayor has declared that 2016 is the Year of Learning in Bristol. So now is you’re chance to get involved, learn new things and spread the Love Learning word. Here’s how to do it:


Take part in a load of different events and activities happening all around the city.


If you know of any, or are running any learning activities, then put the Love Learning Stamp on them. You can put it on all your communications- websites, newsletters and email signatures. Email to get it.


Like the Facebook page: /BristolLearningCity


Follow the Twitter feed: @BristolLearning


Watch and share Bristol Learning City videos on the Youtube Channel


Become a Learning Ambassador and help promote the importance of learning.


Learning has the power to change lives. Share your learning story and tell others how learning has changed your life.


Sign up to a monthly newsletter and receive Bristol Learning City updates.

What do you think about Bristol becoming a Learning City?

We want to hear your opinion on Twitter @RifeMag. If you love learning then head over to Rife Guide and take a look at workshops, masterclasses and opportunities.

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