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The University of Bristol, is offering two 14-week courses starting in October, Changing Education and Understanding Society.

Both are taught 1 night per week and aimed at those without conventional prior qualification.

The course fee for each is £350 but a bursary of up to £250 is available.

Changing Education
Did you enjoy your own time at school? Why was that? Do aspects of the education system excite or frustrate you? Share your ideas and participate in classroom debates on education, explore why the system is the way it is - the politics and history that got us to where we are - and consider how it could be different, while developing your skills in forming an argument.

This course aims to be a lively, positive and confidence-building experience for anyone over 18 returning to study. A particular welcome is extended to those who didn’t much enjoy their own schooling at the time! The course will draw on participants' and tutors' experiences, social and conventional media, research projects and other sources, to inform our debate and discussions in class. It offers the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree or other further study.

Find out more: www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/changing-education-a-pathway-to-furthe...

Understanding Society

This course is for anyone interested in making sense of the society that we live in and how social and public policies can make a difference to people's lives. It's an interactive course, covering a wide range of topics, from social inequalities, to the general election; September 11th to the justice system; protests, the environment, and what it really means to be part of society. The course will draw on participants' and tutors' experiences, social and conventional media, research projects, and a wide range of other sources, to inform our debate and discussions in class. There will also be opportunities to develop your study skills – including note-taking, essay writing and participating in discussion.

Find out more: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/study/part-time/

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understanding-society@bristol.ac.uk