This letter appeared in the Western Mail, 22 July 2009.
Looking to Neil
SIR – When the country is mired in the deepest recession in living memory, surely this is the worst possible time for Cardiff University to be gutting its adult education service.
This will denude SE Wales of learning opportunities for adults and lead to the loss of 140 jobs, most of them part-time women tutors.
The outgoing president of Cardiff University is Lord Kinnock, someone who knows how life-changing education can be.
The users and tutors at the Centre for Lifelong Learning are now looking to Lord Kinnock to leave a more positive legacy than a gutted adult education service and mass redundancies in a centre that plays a crucial part in the health and well-being of people in the local community as well as offering access to higher education to all, regardless of background.
PAT CLARK, JOHN DAVIES, NICK JONES, SUSAN MORGAN, IAN SPRING and DAVE WYATT
Campaign to Save Lifelong Learning at Cardiff University
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