Budding playwrights, sports coaches or social media experts are amongst those who will benefit from an alternative way to enjoy their summer, taking a short course on Middlesex University’s Trent Park campus.
The Summer School, held amongst nine hundred acres of picturesque wooded parkland, welcomes over 1,000 people every year all looking to learn new skills, brush up on existing talents or boost their career prospects.
Between 3 July and 7 August, Middlesex is offering nearly 50 different courses in subjects ranging from e-marketing and social media to web design, music, creative writing, politics, neurolinguistic programming and sports massage.
And a range of courses from business to law also offer credits and qualifications, with opportunities to access full degrees afterwards.
Tim Rudd, Middlesex University Summer School Director, said: “People find our courses fun, friendly and interactive and the atmosphere is really special. We make sure we cater for a diverse range of people with different levels of knowledge, and for many courses you don’t need any prior experience of the subject.”
“Class sizes are small giving our students access to one to one teaching from experienced tutors and signing up is also a great way of meeting other people both from the local area and all over the world.”
Courses range in length from a couple of days to a number of weeks and most are held at the University’s Trent Park Campus (nr Cockfosters), with opportunities to relax during breaks amongst the estate’s woodland, lakes and meadows. There’s even an outdoor campus swimming pool for sunbathers who want to recreate the authentic holiday feeling.