AN Oxford Brookes University project to educate adults in deprived areas of Oxford has been nominated for a national award.The Brookes Bridges project runs 22 free adult education taster courses in community centres and colleges around Oxfordshire.Dating when you have an incurable sexually transmitted infection is a fraught business, with sufferers facing ignorance, humiliation and rejection. When Jessica, then a 35-year-old single mother of two, was diagnosed with genital herpes, she found herself facing all of these questions. With visits to British genito-urinary medicine clinics doubling to 1.8 million between 20, and rises in the recorded cases of genital herpes, human papilloma virus (HPV) and HIV, increasing numbers of women are having to navigate the complex world of dating with a sexually transmitted infection (or STD, sexually transmitted disease, as it is also known).Three women talk to Louise Millar about their experiences – and an initiative that offers new hope Dating can be complicated enough at the best of times. With one man she decided to leave it two weeks before telling him. Jessica contracted herpes from a long-term partner who had omitted to tell her about his condition.We used stratified sampling to obtain a sample equally divided by gender, aged 18–95 years.We identified 12 themes in the profiles using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software (Pennebaker, Booth, & Francis, 2007).We cover Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire - so there will always be new people to meet and new friends to be made.Spice helps people 'live their dreams,' achieving their life-long ambitions and enjoying an enriched social-life.
For all I know, if we had slept together, I might have woken up and found my wallet and car keys missing." I was distraught and broken-hearted.'Jessica's experience is not unusual.
For this, the scheme has been nominated in the Commitment to Widening Participation category of The Guardian University Awards.
In the most run-down areas of the city and Oxfordshire these courses are encouraging adults into education.
Northwest of London, Oxfordshire is a county defined by its well known universities, castles, grand homes, and gardens.
Accessible from London, rural farmlands and estates stretch south following the Thames to the Cotswolds.