Lifelong Learning Centre

Celebrating Spring into Summer

Posted on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 at 9am
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
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The final class of Spring into Summer 2015 has now taken place and I wanted to take the self-indulgent opportunity to tell you about some the wonderful things which happened over the course of this year’s programme.

Spring into Summer is the Lifelong Learning Centre’s annual programme of learning-for-pleasure courses and events. It invites adults from local communities onto the University campus to try something new, develop their creativity or to learn about something they never knew they had an interest in.

This year we offered short courses in creative writing, current affairs, literature, language and culture as well as loads of free events looking at fracking, Canada Day, payday loans, World War One and ‘New Atheism’. Staff from across the University were involved in the programme and we’re really proud to have worked with colleagues with such a range of specialist knowledge.

My personal highlight is the first flurry of calls and emails once the brochure is ready; I think ‘this is it’ and can start looking forward to speaking to people hearing about the programme for the first time, as well as those who have studied or attended an event with us in previous years and want to do so again.

We’re really keen to receive feedback from students and event attendees and, as well as filling in one of our forms, an incredible number of people have been really kind and thoughtful in getting in touch afterwards to either thank the LLC or to let us know more informally how they found the course or event they attended. So thank you to everyone who has been in touch since the programme ended, you’ve put a smile on my face!

Spring into Summer will return in June 2016 (along with some events to celebrate 10 years of the LLC!) but if you’re hungry for short courses or events in the meantime, take a look at our Seminar Series and short courses in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies – and add yourself to the Spring into Summer mailing list to keep up-to-date with next year’s programme.

Categories: Public Engagement, Spring into Summer