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Give the gift of Learning this Christmas

28 November 2008

Few gifts keep on giving once the festive season has come to an end, so this year Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning has devised a unique present idea which can be mixed and matched to suit any taste.

The Centre, the largest higher education provider of part-time courses for adults in Wales, is offering people the chance to ‘Give the Gift of Learning’ this Christmas through a voucher scheme.

Redeemable against any of the courses run across the 100 venues in southeast Wales, there are more than 700 courses to choose from ranging from business and management, to foreign languages, edible gardening and folklore.

Each ‘Gift of Learning’, available from the Centre on Senghenydd Road, comes with its own specially-commissioned greeting card. Vouchers for £10, £20 or £50 can be purchased and are redeemable against any course running in 2009.

This is the first year the Centre has introduced a voucher scheme. The Centre hopes to provide an inspired gift choice for people looking for something different to give this Christmas, as well as a unique way to help friend or family learn new skills, gain new qualifications or explore something that has always fascinated them.

A number of leading academics deliver courses at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Further details of these courses, a full list of all other adult learners courses and more information about the Give the Gift of Learning voucher scheme can be found at: Alternatively call the Centre on 02920 870 000.


Notes to Editors:

1. Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Cardiff Confucius Institute is a part of Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning. Cardiff University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales, providing 700 courses in more than 100 venues across South East Wales. The Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning provides part time education for adults in 12 of the 22 unitary authorities in Wales, covering an area of population of more than one and a half million. It also offers Professional development courses for local employers, many of which are custom made to suit an individual company’s needs.

2. .Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.

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Further Information:

For further information contact:

Scott Andrews

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Cardiff University

Tel: 02920 876053


Lowri Jones

Public Relations Office

Cardiff University

Tel: 029 2087 4499