Residents of the Northeast offered access to free online university courses
Starting in September and throughout the 2021/22 academic year, the University offers fully funded places in over 60 online courses.
The initiative is backed by nationwide funding designed to support skills development and retraining opportunities and help individuals and businesses respond to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are flexible and free undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development (CPD) study opportunities across a wide range of topics and disciplines, including digital skills, energy transition, engineering, leadership. and management, law, health and many others.
This will also include free study spaces on the University’s online access courses in Mathematics and English, which are often the first step for people wishing to train, or retrain, including for teaching. primary or secondary.
This additional offering of University-funded online courses follows successful efforts to help local people upgrade or retrain during the final 2020/21 academic year, where hundreds of people benefited from free and discounted study programs supported by the University, including its own Aberdeen community. Discount, and through the Scottish Funding Council’s Skills Enhancement Fund.
Professor Alan Speight, Vice Principal (Global Student Recruitment) at the University, said: âThe wide range of courses offered by the University will allow people to be flexible in their choices, with study options. part-time workers designed to fit full-time work. This means that people can choose a learning option suited to their individual situation, helping them take the first step towards a promotion or even a career change. “
Professor George Boyne, Director of the University, added: âThroughout the past academic year, the University has been at the forefront of supporting local workers and businesses in their response to the impact. pandemic and other challenges, giving people the opportunity to get involved for free. and discounted educational opportunities at a time when many needed financial assistance to meet their training needs. We are proud to be able to do it again. “