ARCA

  • “In Bed with Adult Education”

    “In Bed with Adult Education”

    Listed on March 17, 2014 by Knuston Hall in ARCA

    For many years members of the Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA) met twice a year to exchange ideas, share experiences and discuss how things were going. Although the association has ceased to be, there was a real sense that getting together at least once a year should continue.

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  • A momentous decision for ARCA

    Listed on May 16, 2013 by ARCA in ARCA

    ARCA – formerly known as the Adult Residential Colleges Association – arrived at a momentous decision last week. Meeting at Madingley Hall at the University of Cambridge, ARCA decided to call it a day and disband the formal structures of the association. The move was prompted by the closure of so many residential colleges despite the...

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  • ARCA – A brief history

    Listed on May 1, 2013 by LeisureCourses.net in ARCA

    ARCA originally stood for the Adult Residential Colleges Association and goes back to the early 1980s when a group of residential education colleges decided to formalize the informal network between college principals.

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  • ARCA welcomes 6 new members nationwide

    Listed on April 25, 2013 by ARCA in ARCA

    ARCA is delighted to welcome 6 new members in 2013.  All members offer short courses & residential lifelong learning opportunities for adults of all ages. To request further course information or a free brochure visit www.arca.uk.net/brochures

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  • The demise of so many of the ARCA Colleges

    Listed on January 10, 2013 by ARCA in ARCA

    Many people will be aware of the attrition on adult education over the past decade or so. First to go were the extra-mural departments of many universities. Then local authorities – pressured to divert funding to basic literacy and skills in new technology – gave up much of their really interesting programming. These changes are...

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  • 101 questions: Short residential courses – download a free copy of the new guide

    101 questions: Short residential courses – download a free copy of the new guide

    Listed on January 1, 2013 by ARCA in ARCA, Lifelong learning, Member News, Resources

    ARCA member Anglia Leisure Learning have recently published a free guide "SHORT RESIDENTIAL LEISURE COURSES - Answers to the 101 key questions you may have"

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  • Why should I attend a residential course?

    Listed on September 19, 2012 by ARCA in ARCA

    Residential Learning has been described as a lifelong benefit. It can be seen as complementary to other forms of adult learning or indeed as a learning opportunity in its own right. Members of ARCA all offer courses that share a special atmosphere that is rarely experienced in larger educational institutions.

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  • ARCA launches new tutor directory for course providers in the UK

    Listed on November 5, 2011 by ARCA in ARCA

    From 1 November 2011, ARCA, the UK’s leading association promoting quality learning experiences, has just launched a new online tutor directory for its members. Previously known as the Adult Residential Colleges Association, ARCA recently opened up its services to all providers of residential adult education in theUK. This change has been a welcome development for the...

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  • Providers work together to keep residential courses on Britain’s educational map

    Listed on September 21, 2011 by ARCA in ARCA

    The 2011 ARCA Half-Year Forum “Managing and Marketing in a Crisis” will be held at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Bucks, on Monday October 24th. This single-day event is free for ARCA members and runs from 10.30am – 4.00pm. The Forum is one of several valuable networking opportunities for members of ARCA, offering a unique chance for those...

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