Win an iPad Mini!

We have four iPad Minis to give away this summer, just for enrolling on your class!

To encourage early enrolment, we are giving away two iPad Minis to lucky students that enrol between 23rd June and 31st July 2014. We then have another two iPad Minis for a lucky student enrolling between the 1st and 31st August.

Better still, there’s no need to apply or enter. Our winner will be randomly selected from the enrolments for that month and will be contacted to collect their prize!

It doesn’t matter when your course starts, or how much it costs; all that matters is that you enrol in either July or August! For advice, information, or to enrol, please call us on 0345 6 01 01 61, visit our website at, or pop into one of our centres.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The prize draws are open to all students (barring Employees or family members of employees of Aspire Sussex Limited or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organisation or running of the prize draw or their direct family members) who enrol on a course from the 2014/15 programme between 23 June 2014 and 31 July 2014 and again between 1 August – 31 August 2014.  Students will be automatically entered into the relevant prize draw unless they request not to at the time of enrolment. Please note the first prize draw closes at 11.59pm on 31 July 2014 and the 2nd prize draw closes at 11.59pm on 31 August 2014. Enrolments received outside of these dates will not be accepted for entry into the relevant prize draw.
  2. Entry into the prize draws are not restricted to one entry per person and each individual enrolment is treated as one entry.
  3. Winners will be selected from all valid enrolments at random which will be carried out the next working day after the relevant prize draw closing date. The draw will be administrated by the Marketing & Sales Manager for Aspire Sussex Ltd.
  4. Winners will be contacted within 3 working days of the relevant prize draw closing date. Should the winner not respond to correspondence from Aspire Sussex regarding the prize within 10 working days or should the winner refuse to accept the prize, Aspire Sussex reserve the right to re-allocate the prize at random considering the original eligibility.
  5. Winners will be expected to collect their prize in person from our Bognor Regis Adult Education Centre and will be required to take part in post event publicity, including the use of their name and photograph, for which there will be no remuneration.  Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  6. All prizes are non-transferable. No cash alternative will be provided. In the unlikely event that the prize is not available Aspire Sussex reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or similar value.
  7. All enrolments between the dates stipulated will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions and any requirements set out in the accompanying promotional material.
  8. The prize draw is promoted by Aspire Sussex Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 08109768 and also a charity registered with the Charity Commission with registered number 1149439.
  9. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters relating to the prize draw is final.

Adult Learners’ Week Success

One of our students, David Cox, has been named regional winner at the Adult Learners’ Week Awards this week in London.

David, 75, struggled to read or write until he became his wife’s carer aged 71. This was a catalyst for David to return to education to improve his literacy and computing skills. His achievements have now been recognised through a Learning Life Skills Individual Award in the South East as part of Adult Learners’ Week.

Realising he would need these skills to look after his wife properly, David visited us – literally shaking with nerves – to enquire about courses. He began his first Learn to Read and Spell class that summer. Having received very little formal education after attending school during the war years, David found these classes very difficult at first. However, despite suffering from severe dyslexia, David persevered and his determination and hard work meant that he was soon seeing results. As David’s literacy skills improved, so did his confidence, and soon he was able to assist and encourage his classmates with their progression.

When David went on to sign up for an Absolute Beginners computing class, his tutor was not aware of David’s background and therefore made no allowances for him. David coped remarkably with the printed hand-outs and PowerPoint presentations that were used to teach the class, and has progressed excellently.

David’s nominator, Charles Simmonds, commented: “David won because he has overcome great challenges and is a real inspiration to many other learners. Through his learning, he also shows the profound effect that adult learning can have on an individual, his family and the wider community as well.”

David also shows that it is never too late to learn something new and change your life. For information on the courses and opportunities that Aspire Sussex can offer, please contact us on 0345 6 01 01 61 or look at our courses online.