Save the Centre for Lifelong Learning
People from all walks of life want to attend University for all kinds of reasons. Right now the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Lifelong Learning enables them to do that in a really supportive environment. But the University is seeking to change the way these programmes, which widen access to Higher Education, are run. Their plans would remove most part-time programmes from the Centre and put the burden of supporting those students onto the Colleges. These plans would effectively begin a process of reduction and possibly even closure of our Centre. This cannot happen. In addition to the loss of the Centre’s part-time and distance programmes, the Summer School, which helps people get back into formal study and have a shot at a world-class education, is under threat because of these proposals. Aberdeen University Students’ Association and its members call on the University management to Save our Centre!