Are you thinking about returning to education after a break?

If you’re interested in Humanities subjects like:

  • History
  • English literature
  • Politics
  • Film and television
  • History of Art
  • Philosophy
  • American studies

You can find out more about how they help us understand and make sense of the world.

Join UEA academics from our Humanities Foundation Year programme and find out more about how to kick-start your university journey.


Return to Learn event dates

Saturday 22 May 2021 (10am - 3pm)
Friday 28 May 20221 (10am - 3pm)

You will only need to attend one of the dates above. Event will be held online using Microsoft Teams.


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Event details

There will be the opportunity to find out about our courses, hear from former students, talk to our Foundation Year lecturers, sample an academic seminar and participate in a Q&A session.

You can come along to find out if a Foundation Year is for you. For those keen to apply to start this September, this event will offer you the opportunity to provide a piece of work to support an application to one of our courses for 2021 entry with guidance from our academic team.

To successfully complete and pass the course to then be considered for the Foundation Year programme, applicants will need to:

  • Attend one of the two days advertised
  • Complete the work to the minimum expected standard (details will be provided on the day)
  • Engage with a one-to-one tutorial between the end of the one-day course and submitting the work

You will receive support from Gem, UEA’s dedicated mature student officer who can provide insight, advice and guidance on the application process and other considerations, such as student finance. Successful completion of the Return to Learn Course can lead onto one of the Humanities Foundation Year pathways.


How to apply

Please complete our form to register for one of the Return to Learn event dates in May 2021.

Return to Learn is for any applicant who qualifies for home fees status and is resident in the UK, who have not previously completed a degree-level qualification and who has been out of full-time education for at least 3 years. Applicants must hold or be working towards a GCSE in English and Maths.

If you don’t currently hold the necessary GCSE’s but would like to find out about how to gain these, or have any other questions about this event, please email Gem on


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