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ERIC Number: EJ871062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Coming Down from the Hill
Frank, Fiona
Adults Learning, v20 n7 p14-16 Mar 2009
Lancaster University's Department of Continuing Education has a long tradition of engagement with older learners. Its latest innovation aims to reach out to older people sometimes suspicious of the "university on the hill". This article discusses how Lancaster University develops a "Senior Learner' Programme", which is continuing as one of the department's widening access and participation initiatives. The students' ongoing commitment to the programme, to their own learning, and to each other, demonstrates that the structure being put in place uncovered and enhanced a real willingness on the part of older people in the Lancaster University "travel-to-learn" area to be part of a "learning community".
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom