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Post Category: Blogging

Below is a list of all posts in the category Blogging.

Minister for which students?

Friday, 02 March 2018

This piece was first posted on the website for the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning, of which our Director Tony Ellis is currently the Honorary Secretary. In his keynote speech at the launch of the Office for Students, Sam Gyimah reminds us that he has pledged himself to be “Not just a universities minister, but also a minister for students”. A worthy aim, but read his speech and you get a clear idea who he has in mind when he thinks of students. There are references to “anxious parents and grandparents worried about student fees”, students...

Categories: Blogging, Comment, Mature Students, Policy, Widening Participation

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Do it for you

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The following is a guest post by Tracy Hyde, a mature student currently studying for a BSc in Mental Health Nursing at Leeds. I went back to Leeds City College to study English and Maths. I needed the qualifications to progress into nursing which was something I'd always wanted to do. I also wanted to prove that having children at a young age did not mean my life, ambitions and dreams were over. I worked in insurance for 13 years but my heart was never in it, so I had a job change and started working as a PA for a lady...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Careers, Mature Students, Student Experience, Student Voices, Widening Participation

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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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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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