The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Study days

For people who have less time to commit to a longer course or who are beginning to explore an interest in a particular topic, we also hold regular, one-day cultural events consisting of a series of short talks on a particular theme that are led by experts from within the University.

October Books on sale at study day
October Books on sale at study day

We are pleased to be offering a wide selection of study days in 2016/2017, which are open to all. These days tend to focus on a broad range of topics and issues surrounding a subject or person, and consist of a series of short talks led by experts from within the relevant department. Discussion and debate are a feature of study days, so we like to keep the groups small and informal to encourage interaction. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The days run from 10:00 to 16:00 (usually at the Avenue campus) and include a buffet-style lunch and refreshments. There is always plenty of opportunity to ask questions and engage with the topics, and the lecturers open the floor to questions with the intention of stimulating discussion and debate with the audience.

Rates for 2016/2017:

*A Loyalty Scheme is being offered to those booking more than one study day paying the full rate, please email us on lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk us to find out more.

Those who would qualify for the loyalty rate are: Harbour Lights Members (for Film events), Friends of Parkes (for any Parkes-related event), English Teachers Network, university staff and alumni.  Those who would qualify for the discount rate are: students/sixth form and college students and those in receipt of income-based Job Seeker's Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax or Housing Benefit.  Discounts will be available through the Online Store, and evidence of your status will be required on application.

See our upcoming study days and click to read more about each one, or explore our previous events, read some of our excellent feedback or listen to selected study day talks to get a taste of other topics we have covered.

We also usually have a bookstall from October Books with lots of relevant literature for sale - payment for books can be made with cash or credit/debit card.

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