Adult learners invited to join 'twilight tour' of campus

The Northern Echo: Former chef Maria Freeman who returned to higher education and is studying for a BSc in public health Former chef Maria Freeman who returned to higher education and is studying for a BSc in public health

PEOPLE thinking of returning to learning are invited to join Sunderland University’s popular ‘twilight tours’ for adult learners.

The adult learners’ week twilight tour is a chance to find out about returning to education, at a time that is convenient for working people or those with children.

The event runs from 4pm to 7pm on Monday June 16, and is a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know, from what funding is available, routes into higher education, and the support you can expect throughout your studies at Sunderland/

There will be a ‘market place’, with staff from the university and local colleges on hand to give advice. There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the university’s campuses.

One student who made the leap is Maria Freeman, 38, who began her BSc Public Health degree in 2013 after previously working as an assistant manager and head chef.

She said: “You have got to put the work in to get the marks you want. I’m looking at health promotion and trying to help people change behaviours. I’m currently volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Society. I want to get a taste of everything I can be in the future.”

The adult learners’ week twilight tour takes place at Sunderland University’s City Campus, Chester Road on Monday June 16, 4pm-7pm. For more information, contact 0191 515 3806 or email progression.schemes@sunderland.ac.uk.

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