Dr Rob Smith of Birmingham City University has led research, sponsored by UCU (University College Union), which provides evidence of how the FE sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in Britain. Dr Vicky Duckworth and Dr Rob Smith are currently leading an ongoing project – Transformational Further Education: Empowering People & Communities – capturing stories of transformation from learners and teachers, particularly on the impact learning has had on their mental wellbeing. We are privileged to welcome Rob to City Lit, to share some of these very inspiring stories and their research during their session at the Mental Wealth Festival.