Fund for Young People and Disabled Veterans to take short Open University courses

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Young people up to age 20 and Disabled Armed Forces Veterans can now receive help to access study materials and equipment through an exciting scheme being run at Great Bow Wharf in Langport

Following the recent commemorations of the 22 villagers that were killed in the Great War of 1914/1918 in Curry Rivel and Drayton, an Alumni of the Open University has offered to underwrite some of the potential costs of access to the Internet Hub and other facilities in the Great Bow Wharf on Bow Street, Langport.

The use of these fast broadband systems is to be for any young person up to age 20 in the villages of Curry Rivel, Drayton and Langport who wish to take the opportunity to complete any of the free Bite Size courses on offer by the Open University. The list of subjects is enormous and varied and there is something of interest in the data base for everyone. They usually require about 14 hours of study in total. The study does not generally require previous knowledge of the subject. Topics covered include Health, Sports, Education, History, Arts, Languages, Business, Money, Nature, Science, Politics and Law

The full informative course list can be found by clicking here or by visiting the Great Bow Wharf in Langport.

In the coming year the Open University is sponsoring 45 scholarships for disabled veterans of the Armed Forces and this offer is open to any disabled veteran or indeed any similarly located recently discharged service personnel who think it might advance their prospects. The sponsorship will be used to reimburse the Great Bow Wharf for the time spent by students using the broadband facilities on a Bite Sized course which has been declared to be studied, and has entailed the need to use the Great Bow Wharf facilities.

The ultimate aim of this fund is to engender and/ or regenerate the desire to study and ultimately achieve a qualification or degree from the Open University and move forward, and thus in a remote way to honour those that gave their lives in the past.

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