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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

About Us

Welcome to Lifelong Learning at the University of Southampton. We deliver the University's community learning programme, which offers a range of opportunities for adult learners to enhance their skills and broaden their knowledge in a range of subject areas.

From languages to creative writing and from archaeology to quantum computing you can choose from a diverse range of courses which run throughout our academic year (October to July). Our courses normally run on a weekly basis during the evenings and can be from 6 to 30 weeks in length.

In addition to our evening courses we also run a series of themed Study Days. These events generally take place on Saturdays or Sundays and consist of a half or full day of academic lectures delivered by staff or postgraduate students. Examples of past topics are: Jane Austen, 1066, Lawrence of Arabia, the Archaeology of Southampton, Castles, Women and British Film, Stonehenge and Old Sarum.

Lifelong Learning is based at our Avenue Campus and most of our courses and events take place at this campus where there is plenty of parking and it is on the U2 bus route and Avenue cycle route.

When you study with us you will have access to a full range of learning resources through the University libraries and online. You will receive a student card and email address which will enable you to benefit from a wide variety of discounts and student offers.

So whether you are looking to study for personal enjoyment, develop your career or wish to take the next step towards higher education take a look at our Lifelong Learning programme and join our vibrant lifelong learning community.


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By signing up to our mailing list you will receive updates on courses and study days and will also receive our newsletter and annual magazine.

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