About CE

About Us

Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool  has been offering course to the local community in city and wider region for over 100 years. Based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, it offers an exciting and diverse range of courses, lectures and events both on and off campus. Drawing on the experience and expertise of the University’s academic community its  purpose is to build a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for all – whether you are studying for credit or for the sheer pleasure of learning.

The history of the University  dates back to 1882, when University College opened its doors to 45 students. The Victoria Building, which gave rise to the term 'red brick university', opened in 1892 and since its establishment a key institutional priority has been to work with and for its local community.

We now offer our programme as a blended learning experience.  This is an exciting development that we had been considering for some time and it has proved very successful during its pilot year. It allows us more flexibility, offers wider accessibility to our courses for students from a wider geographic area and makes use of the latest technology-enhanced learning styles. You can read more about blended learning under the 'What you need to know' heading on the left hand side menu. 

The Continuing Education is open to all; no entrance qualifications are required. Our programme is taught by friendly and expert staff who will guide you through your studies. We look forward to welcoming you on to one of our courses.