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University gives adult learners a chance to gain further skills and knowledge

6 May 09

As part of the national celebrations of Adult Learners' Week (9 to 15 May) the University of Bradford will be offering advice and information about studying at the University at various locations across the Bradford district.

Advisers will be on hand during the week to raise awareness of what study options are available for adult learners. As nearly a third of the University's students are over 21, the University offers a dedicated advisor for students who are returning to learn, to ensure they are supported and all their needs are met.

There are a range of possibilities for study at Bradford including work-based leaning, full-time, part-time and flexible study opportunities. There are options to take individual modules, either for interest or professional development or the potential to visit open lectures or study days.

Joyce Martin, the University's Mature Student Adviser said: "With the current economic climate there isn't a better time to up-skill and gain further knowledge. Whether you want to gain new skills and move on in your career, or whether you want to learn more about a subject you're interested in - adult learning could be the ideal solution.

"The University recognises that a return to learning is not easy as people often have commitments and responsibilities. Adult Learners' Week is a fantastic opportunity to speak to our advisers about the huge range of courses available and how we can support them."

For more details please contact Joyce Martin on 01274 235113, e-mail or visit

Adult Learners' Week is organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and aims to celebrate adult learning and raise awareness of learning opportunities for mature students.

Road show outline

Monday 11 May, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Kirkgate Shopping Centre

Tuesday 12 May, 11am to 2.30pm
Harrogate Library,
Station Bridge/East Parade Harrogate Centre

Wednesday 13 May, 11am to 3.00pm
Skipton Library,
Skipton town centre

Thursday 14 May, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Shipley Library,
Shipley town centre

Friday 15 May, 11am to 2.30pm
Keighley Library,
Keighley town centre

6 May 09

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