Tom Jenkins

Studying has given me a new lease of life both mentally and physically. You will be surprised at what you can achieve and the boost it gives to your well-being.
 

Tom, 84 is currently our eldest distance learning student, and comes in fourth as the overall oldest to study with ARU.

A perfect ambassador for those seeking to study beyond retirement and proof that it’s never too late to realise your ambitions. We really do admire Tom’s compassion and determination.

I began the course at aged 78, and now 6 years later, believe it has re-invigorated me to the point where I am now seeking the next challenge.

Studying has given me a new lease of life both mentally and physically. Through my example a number of older people with whom I am acquainted are now themselves realising that they should be seeking an intellectually more stimulating lifestyle.

Take hold of new learning with both hands! You will get great enjoyment and satisfaction from doing it, and your morale will be boosted by your achievements.

You will be surprised at what you can achieve and the boost it gives to your well-being. It will make you feel years younger.

Take hold of new learning with both hands! You will get great enjoyment and satisfaction from doing it, and your morale will be boosted by your achievements.

Online courses for professional development

Being involved in a number of charities, two at a senior level, I felt this course would increase my third sector knowledge and expertise, and thus be of greater benefit to those charities where I have responsibilities.

Professionally, it will enable me to assist those voluntary organisations in the local community who may be struggling with charitable administrative and/or legal matters.

A local charity, although part of a national organisation, is left to its own devices with regard to outputs, administration, finance, staffing and legal matters. I am now its point of reference in ensuring the proper running and conduct of this local branch.

Why ARU?

The teaching staff have always been ready and quick to respond to any queries and to make effective suggestions. The support services, particularly the Library, have also always been helpful.

I found learning online easy to access, understand and apply to the subject being studied. It has provided comprehensive information and assistance whenever called upon.

Top tips for students

You must be disciplined in setting up an effective timetable and stick to it. Then you will be able to complete your studies on time and without panic, whilst not letting outside commitments become neglected.

The value of keeping in touch with fellow students whilst you are studying. They are a valuable source of friendship, encouragement and advice.



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