Our free on-campus and online events will help you find out more about the Lifelong Learning Centre's extended degrees with a foundation year and our full and part-time degrees for adult learners.

You can also join us at our general sessions, where we will cover topics such as student finance, returning to education and support for mature students.

If you have any questions, you can also complete the Lifelong Learning Centre enquiry form and someone will get back to you.

Our upcoming events

Pathways to Higher Education for adult learners

Join us at the Lifelong Learning Centre throughout June and July for a free, in-person or online event to find out more about study options for mature students at the University of Leeds. Hear about the support and finance available and try out a taster of our part-time or full-time degrees and preparation courses for adult learners. 

Lunch will be provided at daytime events, with light refreshments available at evening events. 

A small number of pre-school childcare places are available in the University nursery for daytime, weekday events only. Please book 10 days before the event if you need childcare and we'll call you to discuss your requirements. 

You’re welcome to attend as many events as you choose.

Please complete the Pathways to Higher Education for adult learners form to book an event.

Choose your events

Business Management and Leadership

Part-time, evening study to develop your career 

  • Monday 19 June, 5.30–7pm (online) 
  • Tuesday 20 June, 6–8pm (in-person) 

View the Business Management and Leadership degree course page.

Child and Family Studies

Flexible study, one afternoon or evening a week 

  • Saturday 24 June, 10am–1pm (in-person) 
  • Wednesday 28 June, 5.30–7pm (online) 

View the Child and Family Studies degree course page.

Learning and Teaching with SEND (Special educational needs and disability)

Part-time, one afternoon a week 

  • Saturday 24 June, 10am–1pm (in-person) 
  • Tuesday 4 July, 5.30–7pm (online) 

View the Learning and Teaching with SEND degree course page.

Preparation for Higher Education

A part-time, evening foundation year 

  • Tuesday 13 June, 10am–1pm (in-person) 
  • Thursday 15 June, 5.30–7pm (online) 

View the Preparation for Higher Education degree course page.

Professional Studies

A broad degree for mature students

  • Tuesday 6 June, 5.30–7pm (online) 
  • Wednesday 7 June, 10am–1pm (in-person) 

View the Professional Studies degree course page.

Book your place on a Pathways to Higher Education for adult learners event.


An introduction to student finance for part-time students 

Thursday 22 June, 6–7.30pm

Are you thinking about applying to university to study a part-time degree and want to find out more about the financial support available to you? 

Join this free online session to learn about: 

  • applying for student finance as a mature student
  • loans and grants available from Student Finance England
  • support available to mature students at the University of Leeds
  • additional financial assistance you may be entitled to

Book your place on An introduction to finance for part-time students

Open day: BA Social Science foundation degree

Saturday 3 June, 10.00am–1.00pm

Get where you want to be in life with our Social Science foundation degree, specifically for people without a traditional education background.

You may have recently left education, or you are returning to study after a break. Perhaps you missed out on the common entry requirements and are considering the BA Social Science as a gateway to a degree. This event will introduce the four-year degree programme and will give you a chance to meet the friendly and supportive people you will work with.

Book your place on the Open day: BA Social Science foundation degree.

Please note that this event is being run by the School of Sociology and Social Policy. If you have questions, please email BA Social Science Programme Lead, Richard Tavernier at

Adult Learner Summer School 2023

Monday 10 July to Wednesday 12 July, 9.30am–2.30pm on each day 

Calling adult learners. Are you thinking about university?  Try this free, three-day event at the Lifelong Learning Centre.

The Summer School is your chance to: 

  • Try out informal taster sessions in different subject areas.
  • Find out more about your options for study and the financial support available at university.
  • Meet other adult learners and explore a university campus.

Who is it for? 

Adults who would like to know more about higher education and are studying at Level 2 or Level 3 (e.g. GCSE, NVQ Level 3), or who are not currently studying.

Please note that the Summer School will not be relevant for you if you have a UK or overseas degree or if you are currently studying for an Access to HE Diploma. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on all three days. 

We also have a limited budget for pre-school childcare in the University nursery. Please apply as soon as possible and we'll call you to discuss your requirements. 

Apply for the Summer School