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Languages Week Scotland – Q & A with Thomas Chaurin

Short Courses Head of Languages Thomas Chaurin tells us what sets Scotland apart from the crowd when it comes to language learning

BBC Brainwaves – Q&A with Dr Kirsty Adamson

COL sat down with Short Courses Course Organiser Kirsty Adamson to talk about the importance of menstrual health

Last-minute Short Courses to Brighten Up Your January!

There are still a few Term 2 courses available to book!

Help Keep Your Brain Healthy in 2020 - Learn a Language!

University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning offers the largest selection of language courses in Edinburgh.

Coorie in with a film (or 10!) this January

Explore our range of Short Courses in Film, Media and Contemporary Cultures starting in January.

Short Courses Black Friday Offer

Book a course today and get a free gift which has all the essentials you need to start your course off on the right foot.

Fresh Out of Finland | Q&A with Short Courses Finnish Tutor Meri Luoma

Here’s why a Finnish Short Course should be on your radar in 2020

BBC Radio Scotland Records 'Brainwaves' at COL

On Friday 29th November, an episode of BBC Radio Scotland's popular series Brainwaves will be recorded at the Centre for Open Learning.

Our Top Picks for Daytime Short Courses

Whether you're looking to incorporate creativity into your mornings or to fill your afternoons with literature, there are some great daytime Short Courses available. We've listed a few of our top picks starting in 2020 below.

5 Evening Courses Starting in January!

Booking is now open for our Short Courses Term 2 evening courses. Do Something Different in 2020

Q & A with Short Courses Art & Design Student and Career Changer

From Architect to Artist: Lindsey Lavender shares her experience that led her to change her professional path