Course Information

Newspaper Discussion Group


Subject area: Media & Games

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

An informal discussion drop-in group to explore and discuss local, national and international news stories.

Course Content

This course will cover: reading and discussing the news, identifying real stories from fake stories, vhallenging stereotypes, exploring the world and lives of celebrities and discussing the implications of paparazzi pictures and stories.

Entry Requirements

Enrolment numbers to our courses are reviewed regularly. To avoid disappointment it is advised to enrol early. Courses with low enrolment numbers two weeks prior to the course start date are at risk of being cancelled. When you enrol on the first week of the course, you will be required to bring along one form of identification. This could be a passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please Note: Students should be 19 or over at 31st August 2017.

Learning Methods & Assessment

Informal community learning uses a range of interactive and discussion based activities as well as practical tasks where appropriate. There is no formal assessment.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

This is a non-accredited course.

Where Next?

Learners often progress onto further learning opportunities, volunteering or employment as they begin to recognise their skills and abilities with improved confidence.

Fee Information

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

All tuition fees currently given are for the 17/18 academic year.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

  • Adult full fee

Course Details

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Days: Friday

Date: 22 Sep 2017 - 13 Jul 2018

Location: Blackbird Leys Library

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)