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Opening up the campus

Posted on Monday, 03 November 2014 at 2pm
by Greg Elliott. See more of my posts here.
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As part of the University’s commitment to making itself accessible to the local community, the Lifelong Learning Centre organises events and runs short courses throughout the year which have few (usually no) academic prerequisites and are affordable (and in many cases free). Our 2014/15 programme of public engagement activity is set to comprise three main strands.

Things kicked off at the end of September with the launch of a ten-week, learning-for-pleasure course in Beginners Arabic on the University campus. This course will run through until early December and will be followed by additional courses in the New Year as part of our ongoing short course programme in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Tomorrow sees the commencement of our 2014/15 Seminar Series with a session delivered by Dr. Doug Martin, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, and Mary Armitage, Head of Integrated Processes at Leeds City Council. More seminars will follow, beginning with an exploration of The Idea of the Caliphate which will be delivered by Dr. Salman Sayyid from the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds.

Finally, planning is already underway for our 2015 Spring into Summer programme of short learning-for-pleasure courses and events. These will run throughout June and July and follow similar provision which we have successfully delivered over the past four years.

Here at the Lifelong Learning Centre we’re passionate about promoting the idea that the University should be an accessible place for everyone, regardless of their background. We hope you’ll join us for a course or an event this year – to find out more please visit the appropriate webpage or alternatively download this promotional flyer.

Categories: Public Engagement