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Post Category: Blogging

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

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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Having an impact

Thursday, 03 August 2017

The following is a guest post by Sarah Lloyd, a mature student who has recently completed our Preparation for Higher Education course and will be starting on our BA Professional Studies degree in September 2017. Thanks to the Lifelong Learning Centre Opportunities Fund it was recently possible for me to attend the Times Education Supplement Awards 2017 in London. I was a short-listed nominee for the Community Impact Award, in recognition of the work I deliver in schools, community settings and as part of restorative justice in specific cases. I felt this was well-deserved recognition of the...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Student Experience, Student Voices, Widening Participation

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Celebrating the Summer School

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The ninth annual Adult Learner Summer School took place earlier this month during which 36 adults from communities across the city and beyond came to the University of Leeds to find out about routes to higher education. Attendees took part in three days of subject tasters and explored some academic and critical thinking skills for university. The group heard some of the diverse learning journeys of our students, quizzed University staff about the costs and benefits of university and enjoyed a ‘campus bingo’ tour using iPads to capture their personal perspectives of the campus. Learners’ feedback focused on how the summer...

Categories: Blogging, Mature Students, Widening Participation

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A helping hand

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The following is a guest post by Rob Sowden, a mature student just coming to the end of a year-long placement and who will be going into his final year studying BSc Environmental Science (having progressed from our Earth and Environmental Sciences Foundation Year) in September 2017. As the end of my second year was approaching I was struggling to realise my plan of finding a paid work placement to undertake between my second and third years of study. I had thought obtaining a placement should be fairly easy, given my previous work and life experience and having the...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Careers, Mature Students, Student Experience, Student Voices, Supporting Students

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Less than one week left to register to vote!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

If you haven’t already registered to vote, then there is still time…but not much. The deadline is 23:59 next Monday 22nd May. The process only takes five minutes and can be done via this webpage. There is also lots of useful information about voting on the Electoral Commission’s website, including answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. Before you decide who to vote for, check who is standing in your local area (constituency). There mightn’t be a representative for every party. Indeed, since the election has been called at quite short notice, some parties are still choosing their representative. If...

Categories: Blogging, Comment

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