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He must know sumpin’, but don’t say nothin’

He just keeps rollin’,

He keeps on rollin’ along.”

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Radha Virahsawmy

Radha retired as a Housing Benefit Officer of many years and decided to go back to adult education. She decided to undertake a Level 4 Understanding Visual Arts Certificate at Birkbeck, University of London, which required a lot of extra-curricular visits, reading and research, and attending Academic Writing classes.

Though hard going, Radha developed strategies to help her memory and to express lines of argument in her writing. She enjoyed the new perspectives that the study gave her when viewing art and conceptualising what she saw.

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Learner Radha

 Radha’s Story

 Tutor Sarah


Now passed. However, RaPAL are still happy to consider learner stories for the digital journal.