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We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.

30 Apr 2019 | Fundraising | Blogs

Help us mark our 30th birthday in style

For 30 years, we’ve been helping prisoners change their lives through education. In this blog, our Head of Fundraising Cassie outlines all the ways you can get involved and help us mark this significant birthday.

25 Apr 2019 | 30th birthday , Fundraising , PET news | Distance Learning

Welcome to our new website

Our new site is clearer, quicker and more accessible – a hub for supporters, prison staff, and alumni alike.

26 Feb 2019 | Distance learning , PET news | Distance Learning

Most popular courses revealed

Read a rundown of 2018’s ten most popular courses and hear from some of our learners.

29 Jan 2019 | Learner voice | Distance Learning

Learning from our learners

We want to learn from the men and women who we fund – to gain perspectives that are honest, personal and rooted in reality. So recently we held workshops in three prisons, involving current and potential PET learners, to find out their perspectives. What do you think of Prisoners’ Education Trust? Is what we do […]

15 Jan 2019 | Prisoner Learning Alliance | Prison partnerships , University

“Prison leavers help make our universities diverse and inclusive”

The PUPiL widening participation event last November highlighted the positive effects that university-prison partnerships can have, with speakers from Unlock and the University of Westminster. There is no evidence that people with a criminal conviction are more likely to commit crime whilst at university than those without one. This was the message put across by […]

13 Dec 2018 | Blogs , PUPiL

Linguistic Foundations: Bringing English support to partnerships

Diana Scott, University of Durham, is a Teaching Fellow in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – supporting students with English language and academic skills as a foundation for their further study. Here she discusses the important role EAP support can play for prison learners, and how this links with her work on the Inside Out […]

06 Dec 2018 | Governance | Press release

PET appoints new Chair

Elisabeth Davies has been named as the new Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET), taking over the position from Alexandra Marks CBE. A specialist in public policy, Davies has held a number of high-profile advice and leadership roles in the sector, including current appointments at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and General Pharmaceutical Council, […]

13 Nov 2018 | Blogs , PUPiL

High-security study: building a partnership in Belmarsh

Dr Alison Lamont works in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She has worked in partnership with HMP Belmarsh on a Learning Together programme, ‘Understanding Justice.’ In this guest blog we hear about some of the challenges, and rewards, of this unique teaching experience. I am a Sociology and Criminology Lecturer at the University of […]

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