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Post Category: Part-Time Students

Below is a list of all posts in the category Part-Time Students.

Graduation – Marcella’s story

Thursday, 19 July 2018

The following is a guest post by Marcella Manfredonia, a mature student who graduated from Leeds with a BA in Learning and Teaching in July 2018. I feel like I ended up embarking on the BA Learning and Teaching almost by chance. I had worked for a charity for ten years but there seemed to be a dramatic switch in the direction it was heading, and it no longer felt like the place for me, so I needed to explore new avenues. I sought advice and the best suggestion received was to volunteer in my son’s classroom as a Teaching Assistant, which...

Categories: Achievements, Blogging, Learning and Teaching, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Student Experience, Student Voices

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Finished business

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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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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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Onwards and upwards

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

My name is Muhammad Saleem (above far left) and I am 46 years old. I am married, have three children and I am self-employed. I came from Pakistan, English is not my first language and without formal qualifications in UK it seemed impossible to fulfil my dream of studying at university. However, the part-time Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies offered by the Lifelong Learning Centre was ideal for me in that I only had to attend the University for one day each week. The flexibility of the course suited me very well;...

Categories: Achievements, Arabic, Blogging, Mature Students, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Part-Time Students, Student Experience, Student Parents, Student Voices, Widening Participation

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New study assessing outreach work with adults

Friday, 21 October 2016

The University of Leeds is to take part in a new research project to determine the best ways universities can reach out to mature learners, particularly those in under-represented groups.

The six-month project, commissioned by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), will address a critical gap in Widening Participation policy: sector understanding of outreach aimed at adults rather than school pupils, and looking at groups currently under-represented in higher education. We will be working in conjunction with The Open University, the University of Bristol and Birkbeck, University of London, to produce a series of case...

Categories: Blogging, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Widening Participation

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