We offer a wide range of study opportunities in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Entry requirements for many of these are flexible and we value the work and life experience our mature students bring to these courses.
Our Warwick Gateway to HE: Social Studies and short courses are ideal ways to get back into study both to see if you enjoy the subject and the academic study and to see how it fits in with other commitments you may have such as work and family. If you feel ready to study at degree level, there are several routes and subject areas to consider, such as 2+2 Degree Pathways or Part-time degree.
Entry requirements for these are flexible and we value the work and life experience our mature students bring to these courses. If you already have a degree or you are looking to progress or change your career then take a look at our postgraduate or professional development programmes such as Initial Teacher Training which can be studied without prior qualifications.
You will find an “Apply now” or “Book now” button next to any course which is open for applications.
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Starting your application
Personal Statement Tips
Most of the application form is self-explanatory and similar to a job application. The 500 word statement is the part that can appear to be more daunting. Here are some hints and tips on completing this aspect of the process:
- Firstly, relax. This is not a measure of your academic ability. We want to get to know you as a person. The question gives hints on topic areas that you can write about. If you consider these individually, it breaks down the task to sentences or paragraphs. Rather than thinking about 500 words, you can now concentrate on 50 to 150 words per topic.
- If you have read around any of the study areas, think about where you got the information from and whether there are any alternative views that you find interesting. Include these in your statement, making a note of the author, date and book or article that you are making reference to.
- Read through the final draft of your statement and check for any spelling mistakes. If using a computer make sure that the spell check dictionary is set to English UK rather than English US.