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Parents’ Day

Posted on Friday, 05 August 2016 at 3pm
by Anita Collins. See more of my posts here.
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Monday 18 July saw the arrival of a group of 22 parents, grandparents, staff and students from Dixons McMillan Academy in Bradford for our inaugural Lifelong Learning Centre Parents’ Day.

The group found out more about university life from discussions with Learning Champions Farkhanda Amin and Roland Maposa, and from staff at the LLC who lead a session on student finance, accommodation and the range of courses available.

The group enjoyed a tour of some of the campus facilities, including lunch at The Refectory and a visit to the new Laidlaw Library; they were also able to get a flavour of the sense of achievement felt by students and their families through the graduation events taking place around us.

The day was a great success – all took away a clearer view of the opportunities available for their children and grandchildren currently at school, but some of our visitors also began to consider the possibility of further study for themselves on the wide range of part-time degree courses available for mature and part-time learners at Leeds.

We very much look forward to welcoming more visitors from Dixons McMillan Academy in the new academic year.

Categories: Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Widening Participation