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Adult learners celebrate award success

9 March 2015

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Fatma completed the Pathway to Business Management in 2014 and is pictured receiving her Foundation Certificate from Professor Treasure

Over 200 guests have joined a celebration hosted by the University's Centre for Lifelong Learning to celebrate the success of their adult learners.

Every year thousands of adults across south east Wales and beyond enrol on modules at the Centre and many decide to use their credits towards an award.  Some students, such as Fatma Pinar John then decide to progress onto a degree.  

"Every time I attended my classes, I always felt that I was in the right place to pursue my dream!  Everyone in the centre from tutors to administrators are dedicated to their job and give constant student support. Their professional attitude gave me courage, confidence and joy during my studies. I have become an academic-oriented individual who enjoys educational challenges," said Fatma.

Dr Zbig Sobiesierski, Dean of Lifelong Learning commented: "This is a great opportunity to celebrate with our students whilst highlighting the breadth of activity the Centre provides. We aim to support and facilitate quality, accessible and flexible higher education for a diverse range of communities, individuals and organisations. Perhaps better known for our prospectus of courses for the public, Choices, the opportunities available have continued to evolve over time to include a range of widening access and professional development activities, which now include Pathways to Degrees."

At the award ceremony, certificates and prizes were presented by Professor Elizabeth Treasure, the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

A variety of subjects are available to study including: business and management, computer studies, humanities, international relations and politics, law, languages, science and environment and social science. Find out more about all of the part-time courses on offer by visiting or by calling 029 2087 0000.