Queen’s University Belfast Open Learning
Queen’s University Belfast Open Learning a system of further education on a flexible part-time basis.
Queen’s is offering graduates – and those who haven’t ever attended the University – the chance to see the ‘Hidden Belfast’ as part of the new Open Learning programme.
The walking tours, which offer an insight into the City’s heritage, are just some of the three hundred courses on offer in this year’s line-up.
Also featured are courses which examine the legacy of World War One as centenary commemorations get underway, including: Gott Strafe England: Understanding the Central Powers, 1914-1918 and Technowar: Technology and World War I.
For those wanting to indulge their more creative side there are courses in creative writing, music and visual arts including: Exploring Creativity with the Five Senses, A Comprehensive Introduction to Jewellery Making, and Sewing Bee. Plus there are a number of new introductory courses including: Argentine Tango for Beginners, Shiatsu for Beginners, and Wine Appreciation: An Introduction.
Cathal McManus, Open Learning Course Director, said: “We are excited to launch the new Open Learning programme at Queen’s. The courses give people the opportunity to try their hand at something new at a time that suits them. At Queen’s we are committed to offering our students a lifetime of opportunities and our diverse programme is testimony to that.
“As well as offering courses which tie in with topical events such as the centenary of World War One, the programme also offers participants the opportunity to learn more about Belfast with a series of walking tours highlighting the City’s built heritage. The course Wild Belfast: Our Unnoticed Neighbours highlights the remarkable range of habitats within the City’s boundaries and the wealth of wildlife they support.
“We would encourage everyone to have a look at our new programme as we have something for all tastes. All of our courses are delivered in a relaxed, informal and accessible manner and are designed to be both informative but also enjoyable.”
Classes start week commencing 29 September. Information on all courses and on how to enrol can be found at the School of Education’s website: www.qub.ac.uk/ol
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Online enrolment for Autumn 2017/New Year 2018 is now open. Classes start the week beginning Monday 25 September.
The following is Queen’s University Belfast Open Learning Courses: