UCM recently launched its latest leisure guide for courses starting in Autumn 2020, detailing an array of interests and hobbies which can be accessed across the island, as well as online.
The guide provides information on over 170 courses that cover a wide range of topics: Business & Technology, Creative Arts, Food & Drink, General Interest, Health & Wellbeing, Languages and Adult Literacy & Numeracy.
(Mrs.) Cathy Lord, Leisure Course Manager, explained, “We are extremely proud to be able to offer such a wide range of courses to the Island community. The courses are a great way for people to learn and develop a new hobby, and our past students have been aged between 16 and 90, so you are never too young or old to learn a new skill.”
“Many students join our courses year after year, some even for over 20 years! Leisure courses are not only a great way to improve student’s overall wellbeing, but also a way for them to connect with like-minded people.” Cathy added.
New courses for 2020/21 include Beginner & Advanced Guitar, Wine Tasting, Curtain Making, and Roman Blind Making.
Whilst new courses have been added for the upcoming year, there are also returning favourites, such as Jewellery Making, Flower Arranging, Creative Writing, Yoga, Drawing & Painting and many more.
With the recent success of UCM’s online ‘Lockdown Learning classes’, video communication platform ‘Zoom’ will be utilised for the online learning of certain courses.
To register for a leisure course, students must return a completed enrolment form to UCM (via post, email or in person) and payments can either be made in person (cash, cheque or card), via post (cheque) or telephone (card). Forms are available from www.ucm.ac.im and are also provided in the Leisure Guide.
The leisure course guide is available at the UCM main campus on Homefield Road, libraries across the Island and the JobCentre, digital copy of the guide is available at https://www.ucm.ac.im/courses/leisure-recreation/