Festival of Learning

25 June - 29 June 2016

Over 100 free activities open to the public


Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Festival of Learning – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Throughout the Festival we captured visitors taking part in a whole host of events and activities from our fantastic family day, to individual professional development workshops and our sports taster sessions.

Visit our Festival hub page and view the Festival Storify pages to find out more about what went on including pictures and video footage from our first ever Global Festival of Learning.

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Quotes from attendees:

“This is a great Festival – well done. Having only moved to the area recently, this was a great way to see the university. Very impressive.”

“I think this event is a great idea, and can help anyone from children to the elderly with their learning or even making new friends.”

“I think the Festival is a really good idea. I found it all extremely interesting and all the staff and student volunteers were so friendly and helpful.”

“I would definitely recommend the Festival – there’s so much for everybody to do. I’ve certainly had a good time.”

“Fantastic event – I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is education that is entertaining – there’s a big difference between having to learn, and learning because you want to.”