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    PET learner’s graduation ceremony

    All | Distance learning | 17 Jul 2014

    On Wednesday 17 July 2014 staff from Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) joined a group of Open University professors for a prison learner’s degree ceremony. Carl was awarded a certificate for his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in front of his parents and two sisters who were together for the first time in nine years.

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    Modernising Justice: The future of the VC

    All | Information and Communication Technology (ICT) | 25 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust reports back from this year’s Govnet Modernising Justice conference: Technology, Innovation and Efficiency; for the first time there was a real focus on how ICT can improve rehabilitation.

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    Chief Inspector calls for supervised access to internet

    All | Information and Communication Technology (ICT) | 24 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) welcomed a speech by Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons today commending its recent report with the Prison Reform Trust calling for prisoners to be given secure access to the internet to support their rehabilitation.

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    Ex-prisoner wins Adult Learners’ Award

    All | Education | 20 Jun 2014

    In its 25th anniversary year, Prisoners' Education Trust is proud that one of its alumni, Junior Smart, has been selected as a regional Adult Learners’ Award winner for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners.

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    £24,000 grant for Jersey prisoners' education

    All | Distance learning | 16 Jun 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is pleased to announce a new programme of support to rehabilitate men and women at HMP La Moye, thanks to a generous £24,000 two year grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.

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    Reading in prison day

    All | Education | 13 Jun 2014

    Rod Clark, Chief Executive, Prisoners' Education Trust, reports back from a Reading in Prison day organised by Prison Reading Groups held on 13 June at Roehampton University.

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    Adult Learners Week 2014

    All | Education | 12 Jun 2014

    Earlier this month Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) went to an event in support of Adult Learners’ Week in honour of PET alumnus Junior Smart, who was selected from 1,400 nominations to win a regional award for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners

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    Ex-prisoner wins Adult Learners' award

    Ex-prisoners | Education | 10 Jun 2014

    In its 25th anniversary year, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) is proud that one of its alumni, Junior Smart, has been selected as a regional Adult Learners’ Award winner for his achievements in higher education and at work helping hundreds of disadvantaged young Londoners.

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    Art transforms lives

    All | Arts | 27 May 2014

    Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) has long seen the value of art for prisoners. And this year, as we celebrate the achievements of our thousands of learners throughout our anniversary we are proud to use the design of an artist we support for our 25th birthday logo.

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    Advice on student loans

    All | Distance learning | 21 May 2014

    In response to letters from some of Prisoners' Education Trust's beneficiaries John Lister, PET's Advice Manager, offers some clarity on student loans for prisoners so people can make informed choices about whether they want to take out a loan.