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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

 

A community of students

You will join like-minded people whose motivation is curiosity about a new subject, or an ongoing passion for a particular subject area. Some of you will not have been in a classroom for many years whilst others may already have a degree or qualification. Some may come just for a couple of day schools, others may return regularly throughout the year for a mixture of day schools and weekend courses, and end up transferring to award-bearing certificate or diploma courses.

Our adult students of all ages come from all walks of life and backgrounds and together bring a fascinating mix of ideas and experience. Most are UK-based, but we find increasing numbers of students travelling from abroad just to attend our weekend courses. You will be encouraged by your Tutors to discuss, debate and develop your own understanding of the topics raised in class.

Diversity and new perspectives

Tutor and student feedback confirms our belief that the learning experience is enhanced by the diversity of the participants: people from very different backgrounds bring different perspectives. Preparatory reading is often suggested by our tutors, and completion of this, in advance of the course, ensures you will get the most out of your experience. With the exception of language courses, all Lifelong Learning courses are taught in English. Participants must be able to understand and follow arguments presented in written and spoken English at university level.

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Email: shortcourses@ice.cam.ac.uk

Lifelong Learning: +44 (0)1223 764637
Admissions: +44 (0)1223 746262

If you are a tutor with ideas for short courses, please submit them here.