Bite-sized courses set to become available from Cambridge University
Academics at Cambridge University are to lead a new series of low-cost, bite-sized courses, aimed at adults who are missing out on opportunities for further study because they struggle to find the time.
The new programme, called Super Tuesdays, starts on September 24 and is being run by the University’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).
Each course will provide a three-hour introduction to a specific topic – often seen through the lens of two different academic disciplines – for £45.
They will be open to adults of any age, with no previous qualifications necessary.
The condensed format has been introduced specifically to appeal to people who lack free time and would struggle to attend conventional weekend or evening classes, such as parents with young children, shift workers, or people with caring responsibilities.
More than 20 topics will be covered, including the work of William Shakespeare and the social implications of future technologies.
Each course will consist of two lectures, given by university academics in that particular field.