Events

Our free events are held throughout the year to help you find out more about the Lifelong Learning Centre's full and part-time preparation courses and degrees for adults. Please see the following details of our upcoming on-campus and online sessions.

Preparing for university

These sessions cover a wide range of topics to help you prepare for university, such as returning to education as an adult learner, funding for mature students and the support available to you at the Lifelong Learning Centre.

Introduction to student finance

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Thursday 9 June, 6​​​–7.15pm

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Thursday 21 June, ​​​​6–7.15pm

Thinking about applying for university in 2022? Want to find out about the financial support you could be entitled to? Join this free online event.

What we will cover:
•    Applying for student finance as a mature student 
•    Fees and loans available from Student Finance England 
•    Grants available to learners and additional support you could be entitled to 
•    Support available to mature students at the University of Leeds

Studying at university as a mature student

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Wednesday 15 June, ​​​​5–6.15pm

Whether you are thinking of doing a degree for your career or following a lifelong passion, there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ mature student. This online workshop will dispel some myths and answer common questions about studying as an adult.

Pathways to Higher Education 

These sessions explore our full-time and part-time courses that are specially designed for adult learners. Hear from our tutors delivering taster sessions, ask questions to our current students and explore the campus at in-person events.

Preparation for Higher Education

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Wednesday 15 June, 6–7pm

Thinking about returning to education as a mature student? Join us for a free, online session to try out a taste of Preparation for Higher Education (PHE). This part-time, foundation year supports adult learners to develop the academic skills and confidence needed to succeed at university. Taught two evenings a week and on occasional Saturdays, PHE is a course designed to fit around your life and work commitments. 

Professional Studies virtual taster session

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Monday 23 May, 6–7pm

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Monday 20 June, 6–7pm

Come along to this free, online session to find out more about the options within Professional Studies and hear how mature students have designed their degrees to meet their career goals.

Professional Studies is a broad, interdisciplinary degree with the relevance and breadth that employers look for when recruiting graduates. Designed for adults, this course builds on your life and work experience and allows the flexibility to follow your passions and tailor your studies to your interests. Past students have moved on to postgraduate study and a wide range of careers including social work, teaching, housing, and youth and community work. 

You’ll hear from current students and tutors and have the chance to ask questions about studying for a Professional Studies degree at the University of Leeds.

Professional Studies taster day

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Friday 1 July, 9.30am–2.30pm

Come along to this on-campus information session to find out more about the options within Professional Studies and hear how mature students have designed their degrees to meet their career goals.

Professional Studies is a broad, interdisciplinary degree with the relevance and breadth that employers look for when recruiting graduates. Designed for adults, this course builds on your life and work experience and allows the flexibility to follow your passions and tailor your studies to your interests. Past students have moved on to postgraduate study and a wide range of careers including social work, teaching, housing, and youth and community work. 

This event gives you a chance to visit campus, meet tutors and talk to current students.

Learning and Teaching virtual taster session

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Tuesday 14 June, 6–7pm

This online session will introduce our Foundation Degrees in Learning and Teaching and Special Educational Needs and Disability, part-time courses that are designed for adults working or volunteering in learning support roles in schools and other education settings. Taught one afternoon a week, this programme includes an alternative route for those wishing to specialise in supporting children and young people with additional needs. 

Child and Family Studies virtual taster session

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Tuesday 28 June, 6–7pm

This online session will introduce the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies, which is designed for adults working or volunteering with children, young people or families. Taught flexibly, one afternoon or evening a week, the course focuses on professional practice, work-based research and current policy. Join us to find out more about how the programme can help you get into work with children and families or progress your career as a family support worker, youth worker or learning mentor.

Business Management and Leadership taster session

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Wednesday 22 June, 5.30–8pm

Come along to this on-campus information event to find out more about our part-time Business Management and Leadership degree. This part-time course is taught one evening a week and is designed to build on your knowledge and experience of business management to develop your career.

This event gives you a chance to visit the campus, meet our tutors and talk to current students.

Business Management and Leadership virtual taster session

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Wednesday 20 July, 6–7pm

This online session will introduce the part-time Business Management and Leadership degree, designed to build on your business management knowledge and experience to develop your career. Taught flexibly on one evening a week, this course focuses on developing your skills and ability to plan and operate at a strategic level.

Foundation degrees taster day

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Saturday 2 July, 10am–3pm

Come along to this on-campus information event to find out more about our part-time Foundation degrees in Learning and Teaching, Learning and Teaching with Special Educational Needs and Disability, and Child and Family Studies. These part-time courses are designed for adults who are currently working or volunteering with children or families and are taught one afternoon or evening a week. 

This event gives you a chance to visit the campus, meet our tutors and talk to current students.

Extended degrees with a foundation year

These courses are designed for applicants whose backgrounds mean they are less likely to attend university and who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree. This means we consider additional factors about your background when you apply. 

Watch below to find out more about studying a foundation year at Leeds. We also offer online and on-campus sessions about foundation years throughout the year.

Hear from some of our foundation year students about their experience at the Lifelong Learning Centre and how it prepared them for their chosen degree course. Listen here.