In a recent YouGov study, 9 out of 10 people said that knowledge is a gift. If you agree, you can now share the gift of learning with friends, family or colleagues through our new inspirational images for social media.
The poll showed that most people have a real appetite to learn new things – and they feel happier when they do. But many are put off by a lack of time or money.
To help us change this, you can now share the gift of learning, by spreading the word about our free online courses with friends, family or colleagues.
First, take a look at the survey results below. Then, if they remind you of someone you know, share an image with them on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter (note: remember to insert your friend’s real Twitter username at the start of your tweet).
It could inspire them to make a real change in their life, and feel happier at home or work.
Learning makes us happy
Learning new things makes people feel good – 61% of survey respondents said they feel enthusiastic when learning new things, 58% feel happy and 50% feel proud. If you agree, share this:
Learning together is better
Almost two thirds (64%) of people questioned said that the last time they learnt something new, they shared it with others – something that our social learning features make really easy.
Learning can unlock your potential
Just over a third of workers surveyed (34%) said they haven’t done enough training in the last two years to progress their career. Do you know someone who could achieve more with a little learning?
Learning for business or pleasure
It’s not just formal learning or professional development that people seek – 52% of survey respondents would like a new interest or hobby. Could a course help someone you know take the plunge?
Learning from others
At 47%, nearly half of those questioned would like to meet more people from different cultures. FutureLearn is the place to do just that – we have more than 650,000 learners from over 190 countries.
Learning engages the mind
Over one-third (35%) of respondents miss their time at school or university, when their minds were engaged with learning new things. Do you know someone who’d enjoy thinking more with FutureLearn?
Learning doesn’t have to be expensive
A lack of time and money is the biggest barrier to learning, with just under half (47%) of 35 to 44 year olds saying they don’t have time. All of our courses are free, many take just a few hours a week, and none require expensive text books.
Thanks for helping us share the gift of learning. If you’d like to learn more about the survey results, take a look at our press release.