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Welcome to the Continuing Education programme – Dr Anne Qualter – Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Once again, we are thrilled to launch our new Continuing Education programme for the coming academic year. We look forward to welcoming back many of you who studied with us last year, and to meeting the new faces joining our community of lifelong learners for the first time.

It is always gratifying to see people from all kinds of backgrounds taking advantage of what Continuing Education can offer. Some of you may have lacked the opportunity to study for some years and may be considering our prospectus with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. But don’t worry – those who take the plunge soon realize what they have been missing and return again and again. Working or retired, young (or more mature), with qualifications or without, you’ll soon feel very much at home with us.

This year we are pleased to announce the launch of our expanded Business Studies programme. Whether you are studying for professional or commercial reasons, to achieve a Certificate in Higher Education, or simply for pleasure, you will find something here to inspire you.

There is so much to choose from – why not make Mondays History or try a little Friday Poetry? Or join one of our relaxed community literature courses? Or hone your own creative writing skills for radio or television? Or perhaps you could rediscover your voice with Singing for Fun, or take a more academic look at Music, Culture and Society?

Our ever popular Archaeology programme is back too with lectures to fascinate and educate, plus we have an innovative collection of Art History courses with links to local galleries, and have added Arabic to the huge selection of language courses.

Although much of our day and evening courses take place at the University, courses also run at venues across Merseyside, thanks to our partnership with museums and galleries, colleges in Cheshire and Southport, and local libraries. We also have a busy programme at the University’s Ness Botanic Gardens.

Whatever subject you ultimately decide upon, we promise a warm welcome, an inspiring learning opportunity, and a chance to make new friends.