Posted on Friday, 24 May 2013 at 11am
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
The University of Leeds is holding the first of our 2013 Open Days in the upcoming weeks, on 18, 21 and 22 June. As part of the planned Open Day events, the Lifelong Learning Centre is hosting sessions throughout the days for people interested in exploring Foundation Years, studying part-time and studying in Higher Education as a mature student. Many people find the step from learning at college or returning to education to taking on a university degree programme a daunting prospect. Getting as much information about a university and the courses they offer is very important for any prospective student. This is where Open Days can be invaluable.
Open Days give people the opportunity to come onto campus, speak to tutors, students and staff and get a feel for the course and the University. I would give everyone the advice to go to as many Open Days as possible – this stops you from being intimidated and also allows you to compare experiences. People need to feel comfortable in order to succeed on programmes and here at the Lifelong Learning Centre we want to ensure that you are getting the best opportunity to flourish in Higher Education. The sessions are designed to answer important questions which will ensure that students can thrive on their learning journey.
The day will involve talks about studying at foundation level, returning to study as a part-time/mature learner and subject-specific sessions on our Foundation Year programmes (Arts and Humanities, Business, Earth and Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Science) and our new degree, BA Contemporary and Professional Studies. We are also open throughout the day for visitors to drop in and speak to us about any aspect of studying as a foundation level, part-time or mature student including “surgery” sessions with our impartial information, advice and guidance officer. For more information about the talks available, or to book a place (you can indicate an interest in foundation year programmes or part-time study) please visit the University’s Open Day pages. I look forward to speaking to prospective students over the coming days and seeing where their paths may lead.
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