Lifelong Learning Centre

About the Lifelong Learning Centre

The Ziff Building

Lifelong learning is about creating opportunities so that people of any age are not bound for their lifetimes by the decisions and experiences of their past. It means finding different ways of opening up the University, its knowledge and learning opportunities to wider audiences. The Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) promotes programmes, pathways and support for adult, part-time and foundation level students especially, although not exclusively, those from disadvantaged and under-represented groups.

We operate both as a multi-disciplinary School running undergraduate programmes that support recruitment and progression and as a Service with a range of functions to meet the needs of our various cohorts on a ‘one-stop-shop’ basis. Our students and service users are varied in terms of age, background and mode of study, but all are ‘non-standard’ in some way. Some study on LLC programmes; others are parented in faculties. In addition, much of our provision is targeted specifically at the local community, supporting both recruitment and public engagement.

We are committed to providing a first-class student experience delivering advice, guidance and support in a confidential and friendly environment. From initial enquiry, through an introduction to university life and during their whole academic career, prospective and current students have plenty of formal and informal opportunities to gain information, advice and guidance from our experienced and sympathetic staff.

We are located on Level 11 of the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building and are open to visitors Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm (9.00am – 5.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time). Please enter through the West Entrance.


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