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

12 May 10

As part of the national celebrations of Adult Learners' Week (15 to 21 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: "The University of Bradford is a great place to study for adults returning to learn, providing a supportive and welcoming learning environment.

"Our mature students are an inspiration to others, often achieving way beyond their own expectations. We were very pleased to hear last week that one of our own students, Julie Cummins, was awarded with a regional Adult Learner Award and she is an inspiration to all."

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 17 May, 10am-3pm
Keighley Library,
Keighley town centre

Tuesday 18 May, 9am-4pm
Kirkgate Shopping Centre

Wednesday 19 May, 10am-3pm
Skipton Library,
Skipton town centre

Thursday 20 May, 10am-3pm
Shipley Library,
Shipley town centre


12 May 10

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Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.