Never too old to learn

It’s that time of year when students are getting ready to go to university for the first time or returning to complete their studies. But if you are thinking about continuing with your own path of learning, it’s important to know that it’s never too late to learn something new.

Age is not important, and neither are your personal circumstances.  Only this morning I met with a client whose goal for his first years of retirement was to complete his Masters degree and with his dissertation due in next week, he is now looking at commencing his Doctorate.  ,

That might prove a challenge for many, but thanks to a plethora of organisations and options, you can access top quality opportunities with minimal effort. Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking about what opportunities are currently available, locally, nationally and of course online:

Rothsay Education Centre (REC) in Bedford provides a wide variety of educational courses and activities as well as an array of opportunities and social events to help people over the age of 50 successfully manage the health and wellbeing challenges of ageing. REC’s aim is to offer a wide range of courses to create new interests for you, as well as expanding and building on your existing knowledge. If you enjoy meeting new people and keeping your brain active, then do give them a call.

Future Learn offer free online short courses from top universities and specialist organisations. FutureLearn’s purpose is to transform access to education and enable you to fit learning around your life. Choose from an array of categories including, law, history, literature, health and psychology, creative arts and media, business and management, languages and cultures, nature and the environment, politics, science, engineering and maths, teaching, study skills and tech and coding. Once you have your area of interest, then simply select a course that’s right for you – there are certainly plenty to choose. The list is (almost) never-ending!. Have a look at their website and see if it’s of interest to you.

University of the Third Age (U3A) believe that continuing to learn, develop your interests, make friends and try something new, is a life-long passion. Their recent campaign “Learning not lonely” illustrates how a sustainable and positive approach to ageing, built on group learning, skill sharing and volunteering, can be hugely beneficial, not to mention successful. Their focus is on learning for pleasure rather than qualifications. If this is something that resonates with you, get in touch with them and join over 400,000 like-minded people who are already a part of this community.

Does any of this interest you? If so, don’t let the opportunities pass you by and get in touch.

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