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Lifelong Learning Centre Blog

Here are our latest blog posts.

Challenges met

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The following is a guest post by Amanda Richardson, a mature student who graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Professional Studies in July 2017. In 2011 I was pregnant, and had started to become dissatisfied with my job. I decided that I wanted to return to higher education and was inspired by several friends who had already done so. After doing some research online I decided that the University of Leeds offered the course I wanted to do. Getting in touch with the Lifelong Learning Centre was one of the best decisions I ever made. My...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Graduation, Mature Students, Professional Studies, Student Parents, Student Voices

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Finished business

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The following is a guest post by Simon West, a mature student who graduated from Leeds University Business School with a first class Honours degree in July 2017. When I was in my last year at Allerton High School, I thought that I had it all worked out. My mocks predicted that I would receive either A*, A's or B's for all eight GCSEs and be able to choose whichever route I wanted. My exams were coming up when my Grandma, who I lived with, was taken ill. My Grandma died at home on the Friday night during...

Categories: Achievements, Business and Management, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Student Voices

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LIFF 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017

I’ve been browsing what’s on at this year’s Leeds International Film Festival, and thought this may be a great opportunity for students to have an alternative day/night out which is relevant to their studies! Child and Family Studies students may be interested in the portrayal of childhood in The Florida Project, an American movie about a child living in a motel with her mum who’s struggling to make ends meet. A retrospective screening of Red Riding 1974 may also be of interest as it looks at the investigation by a Yorkshire Post reporter into the...

Categories: Arabic, Blogging, Child and Family Studies, Comment, Islamic Studies, Learning and Teaching, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Professional Studies

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Cert HE provides foundation for success

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Five students who began their studies at Leeds on our Certificate of Higher Education in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Cert HE) graduated in July with stunning success. Samiya Zeb, who was one of our first cohort of students in 2012, stole the show by achieving a first class degree in which was greatly deserved due to the amazing amount of hard work put in and dedication shown by her over the last five years. Samiya joined us at a time where there was no provision for our students to Study Abroad as part of their progression...

Categories: Achievements, Arabic, Blogging, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Widening Participation

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Summer in China

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The following is a guest post by Roland Maposa, a mature student about to start his final year studying full-time on our BA Professional Studies programme. I would like to thank the LLC Opportunities Fund for enabling me to travel to the 2017 ‘Entrepreneurship in China’ International Summer School in Hangzhou. The summer school was attended by 37 students from 19 different universities, totalling 17 different nationalities. I felt supported by both staff from the Lifelong Learning Centre and the Leeds Study Abroad Office, especially when complications arose. The administrative team for the Summer School in China...

Categories: Achievements, Mature Students, Professional Studies, Student Experience, Student Voices

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