University College Isle of Man (UCM) launched its latest Leisure Course Guide, which details a wide range of courses within a number of diverse areas: business & technology, cookery & cake decorating, the creative arts, general interest, health & well-being, languages and adult literacy & numeracy,
These leisure courses have been developed in response to community need and the selection offered provides fun and enriching opportunities for everyone.
Cathy Lord, Leisure Course Manager, UCM said, “We are continuously developing new courses in order to give more choice and variety to our students. We hope that the breadth of course topics will inspire everyone in our community to embrace the opportunity to learn something new and find their passion.”
Among the new courses offered include: Cooking Soviet Cuisine, Sewing for Beginners, the Viking Archaeology of the Isle of Man, Aerobics, Step & Sculpt and Portuguese for Absolute Beginners.
Cathy further commented that these courses are also a great way to socialise with new friends, “Many of our students join our courses year after year, some even for over 20 years! Many of them say that it is not only a great way to improve their overall well-being, but also a way for them to connect with like-minded people.”
The age range of UCM leisure students is 16 to 90 years; they therefore represent a wide cross-section of the College community. To provide ease for students to participate in leisure courses, they are currently offered at 17 locations throughout the Island, including St. John’s Primary School, a new location introduced this year.
To register on a leisure course, students need to return a completed enrollment 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 Guides are available at the UCM main campus on Homefield Road, the airport, libraries around the Island and the JobCentre.