This fall the Peterborough community will have the opportunity to learn all about Beekeeping, Chinese music, Soap Making, Arabic, and so much more through Trent University’s popular Continuing Education program.
Continuing Education at Trent will continue their “pick and learn” format, where community members have the chance to “choose their own adventure” by registering for single classes or full six or eight-week courses. Starting October 24, Continuing Education will be offering over 80 evening classes in three main groups: History & Culture; Science & Environment; and Writing. New this fall, the program will also be adding two special one-day workshops to the line-up focused on soap making, and vermicomposting.
“This fall, we are pleased to be offering Continuing Education courses that embrace the ideals of lifelong learning that Trent was founded on,” said Dr. Michael Eamon, director of Continuing Education. “We are offering a wide selection of popular courses from speculative fiction to computers that are geared to students of all ages and interests.”
Speaking of her experience in the program, Continuing Education student and community member Yumna Leghari, says: "The continuing education program was perfect for me, because I was able to attend classes and immerse myself in academia on a small budget, while still going to work every day. The classes were super accessible, and the vast topics to choose from made it very appealing for me. I learned so much, without being overwhelmed financially or schedule wise. I really recommend it to anyone who misses school, or wants a taste of university life."
All classes can be found, selected and paid for online. To ensure high quality instruction, Continuing Education uses almost exclusively graduate students enrolled at Trent as instructors. Classes are held evenings, Monday through Friday, at Trent University’s Traill College on London Street. Classes are two hours in length, start at 7:00 p.m. and are only $20 per class.
All students who enroll before October 17 are entered in a draw for a Trent University gift bag.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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