Summer Learning at UWIC 

Over 700 adults have swapped ‘summer loving’ for ‘summer learning’, after successfully completing a course at The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff’s (UWIC’s) Summer School.

The Summer School, which runs from July to the end of August, aims to make higher education much more accessible to a wider range of adults, with courses that could lead to opportunities to continue education and learn new skills, regardless of age, background or experience.

Apart from being entirely free of charge, each student has received a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Kay Howells, UWIC’s Widening Access Manager said: “These courses are aimed at raising the aspirations and development of those to whom Higher Education seems unreachable.

“It’s been about breaking down the barriers and creating pathways and the feedback we’ve received had been over-whelming, with many students looking forward to future study at UWIC as a result of their experiences,” she added.

Held at community centres across Cardiff, the extensive range of courses on offer included Life Drawing, Science of Chocolate, Communication Skills, Ceramics, I.T and Introduction to Anatomy.

Betty Weager aged 60 and a Summer School student said: “The course has been great and I’m now seriously considering further study at UWIC in September to better my career prospects,” she added.

Note to editors:
• Participating venues across Cardiff include all four UWIC campuses, St Mellons Enterprise Centre, Gabalfa Community Centre, Eastmoors Community Education Centre, Howardian Centre, Llanedeyrn Community Education Centre, Michaelston Adult Centre, Pentwyn Community Education Centre, Rumney Enterprise Centre, and Severn Road Centre.

For further information contact Laura Anderson, Communications Assistant:
Tel: 029 2041 6041 Email: laanderson@uwic.ac.uk Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/