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Creative Writing: Non-Fiction View details

On this course students will learn how to use different creative writing techniques and literary styles to convey truthful, non-fictional narratives. We will read a range of extracts from works of non-fiction including memoir, travel writing, diaries, family histories and letters. Students will discuss the style and methods used before producing their own writing. Time will be allotted during the sessions to complete short pieces of writing and students will then have the option of completing additional writing in their own time. Students will be encouraged to share their work with the group and give supportive feedback to others. There will be opportunities for editing writing in response to feedback.

Effective Civic Engagement: How to Influence Public Policy and/or Decisions View details

Do you want to save your local pub, oppose a planning application or get your MP to take up an important issue? This is a short course on what works and what does not work when it comes to influencing decisions, changing public policy and winning campaigns. Sessions will be led by Mark Grayling who is a former Head of Policy at the National Union of Students. In recent years he has worked for two local Members of Parliament and is currently involved in supporting local campaigns promoting international aid and development. Mark has been involved in campaign work for over thirty years at local, national and international levels and offers insight based on that experience. This is a practical course and will include opportunities to rehearse some of the skills needed to run a successful campaign.

Counteract Stress & Anxiety Naturally View details

This course is designed to give us the tools to counteract and combat anxiety and stress naturally. Using various holistic techniques including gentle stress releasing stretches and selfcare massage alongside relaxation techniques and meditation we can develop a 'selfcare regime' that is tailored to meet our individual needs.

Your Life, Your Story View details

Everyone has stories to tell. You might want to write yours down, for yourself, your family and friends, or for a wider readership. On this course you can develop and shape your stories and make them come alive. We shall look at issues about sharing personal stories, strategies for remembering challenging times safely, and creative approaches to writing about real-life situations. Run by a professional writer and editor. www.maxinelinnell.com.

Belly Dance for All View details

An informal way of improving fitness level Toning Releasing Stress Making new friends in addition to learning new skills of belly dance.

Step into Nursing View details

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the job roles available within the Health Care profession. You will gain knowledge of the essential skills needed to be a Health Care Professional and identify the Roles & Responsibilities in Nursing & Health Care. Students will develop their English & Maths skills for work, building confidence in communicating effectively with others both, verbally and written. Understand what is Customer Service & its importance and develop awareness of using Apps to complete necessary Care Plans and other duties. You will understand the importance of team working skills to support others and develop awareness of Safeguarding & Equality & Diversity . This course may lead to employment, further training or higher education.

Building Resilience View details

This friendly and supportive course will explore the following topics: What is meant by resilience The benefits of being resilient Positive and negative thinking/ Being optimistic Bouncing back from tough times in our lives Problem solving, making good choices, learning from our mistakes Self-care/ Looking after ourselves Connecting with others who can support us to build resilience Developing an action plan to improve our resilience

Modelling Sugar Paste Dinosaurs View details

Make fun and colourful sugar dinosaurs to use as cake toppers.

Aromatherapy Create Your Own Products View details

This course aims to provide the knowledge and understanding of blending essential oils and base oils to make natural products of your own. No use of harsh chemicals, all natural ingredients to help promote a more healthy lifestyle.

Aromatherapy Detox your Mind and Body View details

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how you can use essential oils safely and to recognise the effects and benefits of each oil. You will notice a difference in both your mind and body and will be able to share these experiences with each other.