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 sessions.

General sessions

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

Studying at university as a mature student

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Tuesday 15 February, 5–6.15pm

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Tuesday 29 March, 5–6.15pm

Whether you are thinking of doing a degree for your career or to follow 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.

Introduction to student finance

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Tuesday 22 February, 6–7.15pm

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Thursday 24 March, 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

Preparing for university interviews

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Thursday 20 January, 6–7.15pm

Applying to university for September 2022? Wondering what to expect from online university interviews?

This interactive online session will look at the types of interviews you may encounter, tips on how to prepare, and overcoming interview nerves.

Full and part-time course sessions

Course sessions explore a variety of topics relating to our full-time and part-time courses; hear from our programme managers delivering taster lectures and ask questions to our current students.

Foundation Degrees taster day

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Saturday 12 March, 10am–3pm

Come along to this in-person information event to find out more about our part-time Foundation Degrees in Learning and Teaching, Special Educational Needs and Disability and Child and Family Studies.

These part-time courses for adults working or volunteering with children or families are taught one afternoon or evening a week.

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

Learning and Teaching taster session

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Thursday 10 February, 6–7pm

This online session will introduce the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching and Special Educational Needs and Disability, part-time courses 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 taster session

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Thursday 17 February, 6–7pm

This online session will introduce the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies 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.