Free Courses for AU Staff Initiative

From September 2020, a member of AU Staff is now able to take Lifelong Learning courses for free.

Lifelong Learning offer a huge variety of courses from counselling skills to creative writing, social media marketing to Spanish, and Arabic to abstract painting, there is something for everyone! Our courses offer staff an opportunity to develop work-related skills and build up Higher Education credits, as all of our modules are university accredited. AU Staff can work towards completing a Certificate in Higher Education in Art & Design, Modern Languages, Genealogy, Ecology or Creative Writing. 

If you are enrolling on a course that you will attend in your working hours, the course will need to be work-related and approval is required from your Line Manager. You are required to register on your chosen course as an AU staff member via the online shop and complete an enrolment form, which will be sent to you by email. You are also required to complete an AU Staff Compact of Agreement Form, which your Line Manager needs to sign. 

However, if you are enrolling on a course that you will attend outside of your working hours, all that is required is that you register on your chosen course as an AU staff member via the online shop and complete an enrolment form. You are also required to complete an AU Staff Compact of Agreement Form , where you agree to submit all course assessments required for the module within the agreed deadlines. No Line Manager signature is required. 

In response to Covid-19, all Lifelong Learning courses will be taught online from October-December 2020. These courses are delivered via the Online Learning Environment: Blackboard. We also use Microsoft Teams or Zoom to deliver the live elements of these online courses. 

So, why not have a browse of our online learning courses? Is there a subject you’ve always wanted to find out about or a skill you’re keen to develop?  

A list of all our courses running this academic year are available on our website: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/  


If you have any questions about the Free Courses for AU Staff Initiative or any of our courses please contact us by email: learning@aber.ac.uk .