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Wellbeing Week: Wednesday – Learn

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift older people out of depression. The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing. So why not learn something new today?

Online Courses

We hope that you are loving learning in your chosen subject with us here in Brighton, but appreciate that you will have interests beyond your course. There are some amazing free courses available from universities and industry experts at Future Learn. Whether you are interested in maintaining a mindful life, learning Norwegian or discover more about the weather, these are just a few of the courses that are available. The Open University also offers over 1000 free courses – why not see if there is anything that interests you.

Online talks

Whatever it is that interests you, there is so much information available for free online. Try a TED talks video – they cover a wide range of topics from experts on the subject.


Fancy learning British Sign Language? Or how about improving your chess skills? Brighton Students’ Union has loads of societies that you can join to help you to continue to learn, develop and have fun.


If you want to learn a new skill or just try something a bit different, why not take a look at the Just Learn range of events available through Parklife. They offer taster sessions and introductory courses to a wide range of sports with great student prices.


As well as having loads of key texts and journals for your studies, did you know that the University of Brighton library has a range of fiction books available? You can also check out their range of Wellbeing Resources which are absolutely free. Why not register with your local library in Brighton or East Sussex which are also offering a wide range of e-books and e-audio books that you can enjoy.


Learning a new language is not only fun and a great way to connect with others but can also enhance your listening skills and memory. Duolingo offers a free platform to learn a new language in a fun way. Why not try reading a book or watching a movie in another language to improve your skills. Meetup also offer a range of language and culture groups, so you can meet others who are learning too!


Robin Coleman • 24 November 2021

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