The students widening participation forgot? Continuing Education and community engagement

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The Centre for Lifelong Learning’s programme of Continuing Education short courses, lectures and workshops are effective in attracting students from a range of backgrounds and including them within the University. Many of these individuals have a record of educational achievement; others have not.

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  • 1. The Students Widening Participation Forgot?Continuing Education and Community Engagement Claire Jones Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • 2. Elite universities fail to recruitpoorest students (published 4 June 2012)
  • 3. Share what Continuing Education is doing Describe some partnership initiatives Explore Continuing Educations WP potential Reflections and questions
  • 4. Then I would have a reality check, of course I wouldnt enrol.How could I. These kinds of courses werent meant for me..I hadleft school at 16 with a few GCSEs I hadnt studied forover 20 years. I was too old. So how could I return to learning?What if I made a fool of myself? What if I couldnt do it?At first I didnt feel confident enough to complete assignments,but with the gentle encouragement of the lecturers I decided toput my knowledge to the test.Soon I found I was study 2 modules a week, one in Liverpooland one at Formby, Ormskirk or Southport. I suddnely foundthat I had obtained 120 credits and wanted to take thingsfurther
  • 5. Continuing Education: Reflections and Questions:Non-school focused widening participation as well ascommunity engagementNon-threatening first step to a degree programmeSometimes a substitute for a higher education deniedearlier in lifeReal benefits to individuals, their families andcommunities.Mature, life-experienced people from a non-privileged background a great recruitment pool