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I’m an older learner: get used to it!

You’re never too old to start learning something new. That’s the key message of this conversation with Mamello Atisa, a learner studying at Fashion Enter, a Skills and Education Group Foundation grant recipient, and Learner of the Year finalist in the FAB Awards 2022.

Listen as Mamello shares her passion for learning, her love of fashion, and her experience of being an adult learner. Whatever your age or stage in life, you will hear plenty to inspire you in this episode. Mamello could give you the confidence boost you need to return to education, pursue a lifelong interest, or embrace a new challenge.

Who is Mamello Atisa?

Mamello Atisa is currently studying for her Level 2 Certificate in Fashion and Textiles (Pattern Cutting) qualification at Fashion Enter Academy in London and is continuing to find her place in the fashion industry.

A committed adult learner, with a passion for sustainable and socially engaged fashion, Mamello has had a wide variety of work and learning experiences including training as a counsellor, working as a teacher in media and serving as a trainer at Citizens Advice.

Reflecting on her experiences in education, Mamello said:

“I thought about my commitment to study. Two things stood out, my quest for a better life generally and financial independence in order to look after myself and support my family, if the need arose. I study because I love learning and because this opens doors to creating safety.”

Learn more about Mamello’s journey by listening to the podcast.