STAR Awards Celebration

04 March 2021
Who should attend:
Shortlisted groups and stakeholders
1 hour 30 minutes
Prior booking required:


AONTAS STAR Awards Celebration
The first online AONTAS STAR Award celebration will be hosted by Colm O'Regan comedian, bestselling author and broadcaster. Attendees will have an opportunity to celebrate adult learning together in this fun interactive event. The STAR Awards recognise the very best in adult learning in Ireland. This year we are celebrating and acknowledging the incredible work that adult learning providers have done in adapting their provision during COVID-19 to ensure that the learners’ needs continue to be met. Winners will be announced during the Adult Learners’ Festival 2021 (1st – 5th March).
Nominations for the 15th AONTAS STAR Awards were received under five categories for adult learning initiatives that support:

Twenty-one initiatives were shortlisted in five categories with some categories divided into Small/Medium and Large subcategories.
In addition to the above, two Special Awards will be given for Mitigating Educational Disadvantage through Innovation (during COVID-19), and a European Social Fund Special Recognition Award.
To view the shortlisted initiatives, please click here.

The STAR Awards is proudly sponsored by the Open University in Ireland and the Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCNNI), the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), Concern Worldwide, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Sponsors will be offering special prizes to all 2021 STAR Award winners.

Visit the Adult Learners' Festival 2021 webpage for additional information about the upcoming festival and STAR Awards.


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