Lifelong Learning Centre

The Lifelong Learning Centre

The Lifelong Learning Centre is both a multi-disciplinary School running undergraduate courses, and a specialist service supporting mature and part-time learners across the University.

We deliver courses that encourage and support student diversity, with a focus on students from under-represented groups or who don't have traditional qualifications.

We also offer support to current and prospective mature, part-time and Foundation level students, and apprentices. This is done through offering one-to-one advice sessions, open days and subject events to help you decide your pathway into higher education.

If you have any questions, contact us through the Lifelong Learning Centre enquiry form.

The support from the Lifelong Learning Centre put my fears to rest about university life. The inclusive environment made the transition to university much easier.

Colin, BA Professional Studies

Thinking about study?

Find out what it's like to be a student with us and what support is available to help you decide on the right path for you.

  • Advice and guidance

    If you're thinking about returning to education but not sure where to start, we offer free, one-to-one appointments.

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  • Taster events

    Our free, virtual taster events provide the opportunity to meet our friendly teaching team and other adult learners returning to study.

    A mature student with shelves of books in the background

Facts and figures

95% of our students say teaching on their course was excellent

National Student Survey 2023

1,901 people took part in our outreach


504 attended our impartial guidance service


3 areas of best practice in customer service

2023 Customer Service Excellence report

Our research community

Many of our staff and current and former students are active researchers with a diverse range of interests and expertise. These include teaching and inclusive learning, student support, engagement and experience and equality, diversity and inclusion.

As a School we’re particularly interested in methodology and theory that can offer new insights and help shape and inform policy and practice in adult learning and widening participation.

Research spotlight