In 2016, Bristol Learning City teamed up with Vorb to create a series of vorbs around the theme of learning.

Vorbs create video communities and tribes around points of view and topics. You choose a hashtag, put out a call to action and ask people to upload their videos to Twitter to start a vorb around a particular subject – in our case something relating to learning.

The vorb then pulls all of the uploaded videos together and wraps them around a live interactive sphere for everyone to see.

Learning Everywhere Vorb

We asked the citizens of Bristol where their favourite place to learn is and this is what they said:

Fresher Bristol Vorb

We asked some students, who started university in September 2016, what they’re looking forward to learning about in their first year of study.

Take a look at the #FresherBristol vorb and listen to some insightful, interesting and lighthearted answers from the University of Bristol, University of the West of England and City of Bristol College students…

Learning for Wellbeing Vorb

We teamed up with Bristol Ageing Better to create an interactive vorb sharing people’s stories about learning for wellbeing, and how gaining new skills or finding out something new can improve your life and make you happier.

Bristol Ageing Better went out and collected people’s impressions using the hashtag #LearningforWellbeing on Twitter.  Some shared how learning to crochet brought new exciting challenges to their lives, while others enjoy sharing jokes with neighbours in foreign languages – in any shape or form learning is always an experience that can improve lives and open up new possibilities.


Learning in Work Vorb

Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign aimed to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development for all.

To get the citizens of Bristol involved with Learning at Work Week in 2016, Bristol Learning City created its own Learning in Work vorb!

We asked people to upload a 10 second video to Twitter, telling us the most valuable thing they’ve learnt at work or a skill they’d most like to learn.

Take a look at our Learning in Work vorb below:


View our entire collection of vorbs on Storify: