About the College
The Mary Ward Centre is London’s Adult Education College with a difference. Our central London location makes it easily accessible, and students will enjoy the experience of working in a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian building in the calm surroundings of Queen Square.
Why choose the Mary Ward Centre?
Courses run in the daytime, evening or weekend, meaning you can fit your learning around the rest of your life. The Mary Ward Centre has developed a reputation as the friendly place to learn – this is because as well as getting first rate teaching, students also receive the support and encouragement they need to help them get the most from their learning.
Some of our courses, including some dance movement classes, take place at our other site near Holborn station – 10 Great Turnstile, WC1V 7JU. All classrooms are equipped with excellent facilities, technology and tools for each course. Students will be advised if they need to bring any additional materials.
What can you do here?
Courses are taught at all levels, from introductory to advanced, by experienced well-qualified tutors. From Art to Zumba, Archaeology to Ukulele, Computing and Business to Psychology and Counselling, there is plenty of choice to meet your interests. Many courses lead to a certificate so you can add to your qualifications but there is also lots of opportunity to pursue study purely for the pleasure of learning.
Enrolling on a course
Once you’ve decided on a course you can enrol online through our courses page or download the enrolment form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also enrol in person at reception when you complete a hard copy of the enrolment form (this can be found inside the prospectus or at reception). Student Leaflet
Mary Ward Online
See our fantastic choice of online courses starting from 21st September.
If you are enrolling on an online course we recommend you have the following: Email address, reliable internet connection, up-to-date web browser such as GoogleChrome & your device will need a camera & a microphone. Headphones & a microphone can also be helpful but are not essential. You do not need a Zoom account of your own in order to access your sessions but it is helpful if you download the Zoom application onto your device.
You will be sent an invite to your first meeting via email from your tutor 1 week before the course and a reminder 24 hours before the start of the first session. It is advisable to check your junk mail to make sure you don’t miss the invitation.
Summer School 7-23rd September
Summer school is a great way to try a new subject without having to commit to a whole term. There are face-to-face classes and online options. It is also a chance to experience the ‘new normal’ way of learning. Sample what it is like to learn online, as well as how to study whilst socially distanced in one of our centres. Check here to see the full range of courses. You can enrol online or if you prefer call: 020 7269 6000. Staff are ready to take your enrolments and enquiries over the phone.
Eating and relaxing
The Mary Ward Café is open to the public and is popular with students, tutors and staff as well as local businesses. The Centre also has a roof garden which is open to students, tutors and staff in the summer months. This is a space where you can bring your lunch, read, or just enjoy the view over London’s rooftop gardens.