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Part Time Courses Prospectus
Part Time Courses Prospectus

Press Release - 15 December 2004

New Year brings new opportunities for Swindon residents

The University of Bath in Swindon’s spring prospectus reveals that next term it will again offer a broad range of popular evening classes and day schools.

Courses as varied as Creative Sculpture, Chinese Philosophy and Setting up a Website, run by experienced and supportive tutors, are examples of the University’s commitment to providing local residents with opportunities to develop or discover new interests. Many of the friendly and informal evening classes are accredited and have no formal entry requirements - all that is required is interest and enthusiasm.

“Many of our students come for pleasure or to develop existing skills, while others use the courses as a springboard to a new career or part-time income,” said Dr Philip Jones, Director of Studies of the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning which offers the courses.

In addition to the evening classes, the University will be offering another series of dayschools run at weekends. Aimed at making its courses and resources as accessible to as many people as possible, the day schools cover both practical and academic topics. Next term’s courses include workshops in creative writing and art, IT courses for business and leisure as well as Mind and Body courses such as Meditation for Busy Minds.

Since the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning opened in 2000, there have been more than 5000 enrolments in evening classes and dayschools. The growing popularity of these courses, and the need to schedule in advance, means interested local residents are encouraged to seize the opportunity and enrol as soon as possible, rather than leaving it until after Christmas.

“Spring is just around the corner and what better way could there be of celebrating the arrival of a new year than to invest a little time in oneself, to discover something new, to revive old interests or simply revitalise the inner spirit?” said Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor.

In addition to the classes offered by the University, it will also be hosting the next in its series of free public lectures. The lectures are run on Wednesday evenings and begin with The Hillforts of the Marlborough Downs on 19 January, topics covered are as varied as Life in Palestine Today and Islamic Art.

Those interested in obtaining copes of the prospectus, or finding out more about the courses, please call 01793 328800 or email info.swindoncll@bath.ac.uk. A copy of the prospectus can also be found at www.bath.ac.uk/swindon/parttimecourse