This is a multidisciplinary Learning Marathon, open to anyone with a big question they want to explore and respond to alongside others doing the same.
Grow yourself, together. The Learning Marathon is designed to help you grow to meet a professional, personal or societal challenge that really matters to you. Growing yourself is an interdisciplinary activity. So, we connect you to a dozen peers, each tackling a different challenge.
Is it for me?
Is there a professional, personal or societal challenge you want to grow to meet? Can you answer yes to these questions?
Do you want to challenge traditional learning formats - and yourself - by joining a peer group? Do you recognise the value of working toward more cooperative social patterns of behaviour? Are you an adult human, ready to commit to an average of 5 hours per week over 6 months?
Do it to
Connect with a dozen peers who are also working on something that sets them alight. Pool ideas, skills and experience.
Tackle a specific professional, personal or societal challenge that matters to you, as a live project.
Immerse in an interdisciplinary learning environment, fit for upgrading capabilities like collaboration and creativity.
Zahra started Enrol Yourself when she couldn't find the learning experience she wanted. Zahra hosted Enrol Yourself's first 3 Learning Marathons, and now she's back for a 4th.
Zahra has been facilitating for 10 years. She originally trained in visual communication and graphic design, and worked in service design, sustainability and social enterprise before starting Enrol Yourself. As a Host Zahra would say her strengths are in encouraging iterative and creative approaches
"Zahra's leadership style is all about enabling others and that's a real talent."
How do you approach diversity and inclusion?
We believe that placing peer-to-peer relationships at the heart of learning creates huge potential for a more inclusive approach to education. We also know that a very deliberate effort is required to deliver those benefits in reality. A top cited value point for Enrol Yourself participants is that they learnt alongside people they wouldn't otherwise have met and were able to exchange their perspectives, ideas, experiences and more.
We want to welcome and support anyone with a strong intention to take part in our programmes, and aim to ensure that your identity or background will not be a barrier. Whilst we don't have it all figured out yet, we are working on it.
What does the programme look like?
Over 6 months we meet every other Tuesday evening as a learning community, and the journey is punctuated by 'Power Up' sessions where we report back on our learning. Each person takes it in turn to collaborate and lead a workshop that helps us explore our collective learning question. We use our skills, experience and resources to support each other in our collective learning.
How much does it cost?
Cost ranges from £750 - £1650 dependent on your circumstances and finances. There are also a small amount of bursaries available. If you are able, we encourage you to contribute to our higher tier. This makes it possible to offer these lower cost places to those with less income: and makes it possible for you to learn as part of a more diverse group. We are aware that this is a financially precarious moment for many, so please reach out if you need support.
How do I apply?
The application process is simple. You can request more information at the bottom of this page, and feel free to reach out to Zahra for an informal chat. If this feels like something that calls you then you can sign up via the application form. After the deadline Zahra will find a time to speak with you, before offering a limited number of places.
Register your interest with the Host to receive the information pack. You can also request a phone call and some resources to take to your employer if you think they might be able to (partially or fully) sponsor your place on the programme.