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Unlocking knowledge for everyone and empowering minds for tomorrow

We believe that learning extends beyond your degree programme. That's why we offer a series of short-courses to help expand your knowledge and prepare you for whatever life throws at you. Whether you want to live a sustainable lifestyle,  fight for social justice and change or learn a new language to broaden your horizons, our short courses will help you build your skills for future successes.

Short courses you can choose from

Languages For All 

Languages For All is an award winning programme designed to open you up to a world of different language opportunities. Whether it’s taking your first step towards an international career, or to challenge yourself to something new, our language courses give you the opportunity to learn a language at no extra cost alongside your degree. Enhancing your employability skills and broaden your horizons.

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Data For All 

Data For All is designed to give all students, regardless of their previous experience or the subject they are interested in valuable data skills. Skills such as using raw and unstructured data to determine trends, patterns and correlations. These skills are vital in all career sectors to help companies spot opportunities and negotiate risks and help our graduates become more attractive in a booming job market.

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Democracy & Citizenship For All

Democracy and Citizenship For All equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to create meaningful societal change. Are you passionate about addressing pressing issues of social justice within your community? Do you envision collaborating with external community-based organisations to tackle the contemporary challenges we all face? As a student, do you aspire to unite with your peers to effect positive changes on issues directly affecting you? Our short course is built around providing you with the skills you may need to impact real change once you have graduated from us.


Health and Wellbeing For All

Health & Wellbeing For All considers some of the things which are known to have an impact an individual’s health and wellbeing. It ranges from level 1 which is a curation of well-known health information, through level 2 which is a more detailed and academic information, to Level 3 which takes a more critical approach to knowledge and treatment.

Sustainability For All 

Sustainability For All represents an exciting, opportunity designed to empower you to develop a comprehensive understanding of both the theory and practical aspects of environmental sustainability. In a world where information about climate change and the environmental crisis often appears fragmented, accompanied by numerous myths and misconceptions, this course offers a unique opportunity to delve deeply into these critical matters in a well-rounded and holistic manner. Through a blend of online and in-person sessions, Sustainability For All aims to elevate your ecological and sustainability literacy.

By participating, you'll not only gain valuable insights but also position yourself as a catalyst for change in your daily life and future career endeavors. This experience will undoubtedly enhance your CV, fostering a rich tapestry of skills, from citizenship to employability, while affording you the chance to collaborate with peers from diverse academic backgrounds. The wisdom of sustainability and the ability to champion sustainability are universally relevant, transcending all career paths.

Our data science short courses will help to enhance skills in the area of programming, maths and statistics
Our data science short courses will help to enhance skills in the area of programming, maths and statistics
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