Fundraising Week 30 Nov-4th Dec

Join in with the various festive fun' raising activities during the week!
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Boost Your Employment Skills!

Change of career, thinking of starting your own business or want to progress in your job? We have picked out a selection of courses:

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Enrol Now For 2015/16

2015/16 Prospectus is available. Enrol now to avoid disappointment as places are filling up! Reception is open for enrolment Monday to Thursday 9.30-8.30pm and Friday 9.30pm-8pm

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ESOL, Literacy, Maths & IT

Enrol Now for the New Year: Click for advice and assessment times

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Creative Writing

Looking for the perfect creative writing course? Take a look at the range of courses we offer for students at all levels of ability.

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Want to join a LGBT group of students?

465 students felt safe enough to tell us that they had an LGBT identity last year.

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Upcoming Courses

Dec 05

Wirework Jewellery Techniques

Create jewellery using wirework techniques.[...]

Dec 05

New – Practical Aromatherapy

Learn how to use essential oils to make unique bath and body products such as[...]

Jan 11

Intermediate Philosophy Part 2: Identity, Otherness, History

The beginning of the twentieth century sees the birth of Phenomenology, a new philosophical discipline[...]

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

The Cafe

The vegetarian cafe at 42 Queen Square is a popular meeting place for lunch, dinner, or coffee and cake.  The café specialises in vegetarian, vegan, gluten and wheat-free meals and snacks, catering for every dietary requirement.


Café customers can enjoy being surrounded by art produced by Mary Ward Centre art students, or simply catch up with friends, fellow students or colleagues in the calm setting of Queen Square.