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Students partner with Islington’s University of the Third Age on learning projects

PUBLISHED: 17:37 08 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:37 08 October 2020

Islington University of the Third Age and London Met University students have partnered up. Picture: U3A

Islington University of the Third Age and London Met University students have partnered up. Picture: U3A

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Students have partnered with older people in Islington as part of a new learning initiative.

Holloway Road’s London Metropolitan University and Islington University of the Third Age (iU3A) have created a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), where students deliver learning projects digitally and support iU3A to transition its existing activities online.

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The first project will see social sciences, digital media and education students deliver small and large group classes.

Vanessa Airth, head of work-based learning, policy and practice at London Met, said: “We share the ethos of iU3A that age need not be a barrier to learning and developing new interests.

“We believe that facilitating the learning of others is a powerful way for our students to develop new skills themselves, and we’re delighted to be working to foster intergenerational links within our community.”

Chair of iU3A Derek Harwood added: “We are looking forward to new learning opportunities with London Met and we believe this MoU will open up creative learning possibilities in the community.”


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