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University hosts first adult learning day

The University of St Andrews has partnered with the Open University to deliver a new MA Combined Studies degree which will be launched as part of the first ever Adult Learning Day in St Andrews on Saturday 20 July.

Adult Learning Day will showcase the range of learning opportunities in the local area, from volunteer training through to degree level study. The free event will bring together community groups to promote life-long learning, wellbeing and volunteering.

Members of the public are invited to come along to the Adult Learning Day which takes place at Parliament Hall on South Street, St Andrews, to find out more about the part-time study opportunities available. There will be information stands from a wide range of university and community exhibitors, including staff from the Library and Student Services, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), the Fife Council Employability Service and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

A series of talks will take place throughout the day from 10.30am detailing the different subjects available across the University.

Joanna Fry, Lifelong Learning Officer at the University of St Andrews, said: “We are excited to be hosting this event in collaboration with our local community learning partners, which is showcasing the wide range of learning opportunities in our area; there really is something for everyone.

“Challenging yourself to learn something new is a great way to increase your wellbeing and confidence, as well as enhancing your skills and getting involved with our community.”

The MA Combined Studies degree is designed specifically for those returning to education after a significant break. Delivered on a part-time basis in the evening, this course is ideal for those who may have other commitments which prevent them from undertaking full-time study.

Tours of St Mary’s Quad and information about the history of this beautiful setting will be led by the University’s student ambassadors, running on the hour from 11am until 1pm.

The Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History in St Mary’s Quad will also be open to visitors. The museum is a rare survival of an Edwardian teaching museum and presents the animal kingdom through varied displays of animals, fossils and scientific instruments.


Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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