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New Pathway to Study Social Science at Cardiff

15 June 2012

The new pathway has been specially designed to meet the needs of mature students. The first year of study takes place on a part-time basis in Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning before the students progress to study at the University’s School of Social Science. The progression allows students to begin their studies in the friendly, supported and informal environment where they will be allocated a personal tutor who will advise them throughout their entire degree until graduation. The specialist pathway is designed to provide adult learners with the knowledge, skills and the intellectual preparation needed to study at degree level. Individuals will also gain educational development, guidance and support within a timetable that caters for lifestyle and commitments of busy adult learners.

Jan Stephens, Pathway to Social Science Co-ordinator, commented "The new Pathway to Social Science is a real opportunity for students with commitments and responsibilities to begin their degree through part-time study whilst benefiting from Cardiff University’s culture."

Funding information is available in the Funding your Learning section of the website at Fee waivers are available for those on DWP benefits or claiming tax credits.

The Pathway to Social Science will begin in September. For more information please contact Jan Stephens on

Details are available on or by calling

029 2087 0000.


Note to editors

1. Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Cardiff University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales. The Centre provides around 400 Lifelong Learning Courses a year. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides short courses for business, public sector employers and the individual. The Centre also provides business language training at all levels, including translation services and interpreters.

2. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.

Visit the University website at:

For further information contact:

Kelly Cumiskey

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Cardiff University

Tel: 029 2087 9330