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Learn British Sign Language in 2022!

BSL courses are sparking more and more interest thanks to Rose Ayling-Ellis' participation in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Top Films in Spanish to Watch this Winter

From Barcelona to Lima, Short Courses Languages Teaching Fellow Ana Fernandez highlights some of the best Spanish speaking films to help you spruce-up your language and listening skills this season.

The Seven Choirs Doing Something Different in Scotland

Below Cole Bendall, Teaching Fellow in Music, highlights some of the top choirs in the country (including one you can join no matter where you are!)

Statement on Teaching in Term 2 (2021/22)

A statement from the Head of the Centre for Open Learning on how we are keeping our students and staff safe on campus.

Five Reasons to Learn German in 2022

Thinking of taking up a new language in the new year?

Book Week Scotland: Best 21/22 Film Adaptations of Literature

In honour of Book Week Scotland, Short Courses Film Teaching Fellow highlights some of her favourite film adaptations available this autumn and winter.

COP26: The Climate, Earth Processes and People

Head of STEM Short Courses, Tom Challands, dishes the dirt on some of our Term 2 Science and Nature courses including how they can offer a fundamental introductory to understanding climate change.

Term 2 Booking Now Open!

Booking for Term 2 of the 2021/22 University of Edinburgh Short Courses is Now Open!

Coming Soon... 2021/22 Short Courses Term 2

Booking for the University of Edinburgh's 2021/22 Short Courses programme opens on 2 November!

Top 5 Languages to Learn in Term 1!

Our Short Courses in Languages are wide ranging, running across a number of different levels and are still available to book - including these five Beginners courses.

Don't Miss Out!

2021/22 Short Courses - Term 1 Booking Will Soon Be Closing.

Study Art and Design Online

Wondering what it's like to take an Art and Design Short Course remotely? From the course structure to the teaching format, COL's Head of Arts Oliver Reed highlights the additions that have been made with the switch to online learning.