Lifelong Learning Centre

Post Category: Admissions

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

You’re never too old to learn

Wednesday, 07 August 2019

This is a guest post from Katie Perry, a mature student who graduated from Leeds this summer with a Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies and will be going on to study for a BA in Child and Family Studies from September 2019.  I had wanted to return to education for a long time, I just lacked the confidence. I struggled at secondary school and left with some GCSEs but only one ‘good’ pass (a grade C). I then enrolled on an apprenticeship which entailed me working in a nursery for four days each week and spending...

Categories: Academic Support, Achievements, Admissions, Blogging, Child and Family Studies, Graduation, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Student Experience, Student Parents, Student Voices, Supporting Students, Widening Participation


From community volunteer to university student

Thursday, 30 May 2019

This is a guest post from Michelle Corns, a mature student now coming to the end of her second year studying full-time on the BA Professional Studies degree at Leeds. I was a volunteer at New Wortley Community Centre, doing my stint on reception, when we received a visitor. It was Olivia from the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC), who had come to speak to us about opportunities for adult learners to progress into higher education. It’s too expensive, I’m not intelligent enough, I won’t cope with the workload, I don’t have maths, I’m too old, I won’t...

Categories: Academic Support, Achievements, Admissions, Blogging, Creative Writing, Fees, Foundation Years, Interdisciplinary Studies, Learning and Teaching, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Professional Studies, Student Experience, Student Voices, Supporting Students, Widening Participation


Looking to study part-time?

Friday, 21 August 2015

Recruitment onto our full-time programmes for the new academic year may have come to an end, but here at the Lifelong Learning Centre we’re continuing to welcome applications to enrol on our part-time programmes for a September 2015 start. Just to remind you, the part-time programmes we have on offer are as follows:
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management
  • Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies
  • BA Contemporary and Professional Studies
  • Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching
  • Preparation for Higher Education
Applications should be made directly to the...

Categories: Admissions, Part-Time Students


Have no fear, Clearing’s here

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

As results day fast approaches (this Thursday!) we are revving up at the Lifelong Learning Centre and getting prepared to answer your calls and process Clearing applications. Of course, this day is not about us. If you’re getting your results this Thursday, and/or you’re applying to start at university this September, this day is very much about you. Usually there’s a good mix of excitement, elation and panic in the air. For many students, this is the day you find out whether you’ve got into the university and the course of your choice. You finally find out if...

Categories: Admissions


Keep calm; there’s always a Plan B

Friday, 21 November 2014

Whether you’re a student or you’re a staff member, the beginning of the academic year always seems to fly by. I can’t believe Christmas is only five weeks away! Not that I’m counting down or anything. The past few months have been a very busy time for me, I’ve been out and about in the Yorkshire and Humber area visiting different Further Education (FE) colleges and meeting hundreds of students who are thinking about coming to university. As the Lifelong Learning Centre’s External Liaison Officer, a large part of my role is to promote communication with FE...

Categories: Admissions