Courses for adults 2011-12

Issued: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:04:00 BST

I am pleased to introduce you to our courses for adults for 2011-12. Our new programme marks a fresh beginning for DACE (Adult & Continuing Education) as we look to further develop our public engagement activity on behalf of the University.

Here ( ) you can find information on each course, details on how to enrol and who to contact for further information. Whatever your personal interests or more formal learning needs may be, I am sure there is something here for you. There are no entry qualifications and usually no requirement of previous subject knowledge. We aim to make our courses open and accessible to all regardless of background or personal circumstances.

Should you need help with the payment of fees for example, anyone earning £22,000 or less per year may be eligible for an Individual Learning Account (ILA) from the Scottish Government. Many of our courses are ILA eligible. If you are unsure if you qualify for the ILA scheme we urge you to take a few minutes to check your eligibility at Anyone on benefits can also apply for a fee waiver on our certificate and language courses. Almost one third of our students in 2010-11 were either ILA or fee waiver holders.

Some courses may be available to eligible staff taking advantage of the University's employee development scheme (Learning Works). For further information visit:

In conclusion, I wish to welcome all of you who may be thinking about attending our courses for the first time and would also like to thank all students who are returning to us this session.


Dr Robert Hamilton

Director of the Open Programme

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