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Welcome to the newest episode of our #voctechpodcast series!

This week’s episode is all about lessons from a lifelong learner. You’ll hear from the exuberant Cath Brown, the Open University Students Association President and a prolific learner both online and offline. Listen in to be inspired about using technology in learning, the importance of good mentors, and flexible learning from 3 am to much later in our adult lives.

Our reporter, Ian Hurd also features and is in conversation with Emma Ball, Head of Learning Technologies and Tom Davies, Learning Technologist at Solihull College and University Centre. In this chat, you’ll hear all about their work in virtual reality and skills development.

Thank you to Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK, through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech



  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Cath Brown, President, OU Students Association & Lifelong Learner | Twitter: @NotoriousCath
  • Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast
  • Emma Ball, Head of Learning Technologies and Tom Davies, Learning Technologist, Solihull College and University Centre | Twitter: @SolihullCollege

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