A tasty prize for Kintore’s Aileen

Joy Aiken, Community Development Manager at NESCol presenting Aileen Rennie with her prize.
Joy Aiken, Community Development Manager at NESCol presenting Aileen Rennie with her prize.

Kintore resident Aileen Rennie got a pleasant surprise after signing up to one of North East Scotland College’s recent ‘Taste for Learning’ courses.

Not only did she enjoy a session learning about photography, she was picked at random as the winner of a free prize draw run in association with the event.

‘Get a Taste for Learning’ was a week-long celebration of part-time learning in the North East, run by NESCol in partnership with Aberdeen City Libraries. The event, held earlier in June this year, saw the College touring Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, visiting public libraries and College centres to deliver free workshops inspired by a trip around Europe.

The week, which coincided with the launch of the College’s new 2015-2016 part-time learning guide, saw topics including photography, art, languages and cookery offered free of charge to anyone interested in trying their hand at something new or finding out more about part-time courses available through the College.

Aileen, who is retired, said: “I found out about the course when I saw it in the paper. I’d never done a course at the College before, but I was keen to improve my photography and get some tips from a professional. It was a really great course and I learned a lot. “

Aileen completed an evaluation after finishing the course and was automatically entered into the competition being run which saw the lucky respondent win a Kindle.

Talking about her prize, Aileen said: “I’m delighted to have won the Kindle – it was a really pleasant surprise when the College got in touch.

“I picked up a part time guide when I attended the class at Inverurie Learning Centre and I would definitely think about coming back to do another course.”

Inverurie Learning Centre, which is situated behind West Parish Church on West High Street, offers a range of part-time courses which can be viewed online www.nescol.ac.uk/courses/part-time or by requesting a copy of the NESCol Part-time Guide by telephoning (01467) 623651or emailing inverurie@nescol.ac.uk

The Centre is hosting an information session on Wednesday, August 19, from 2 till 7pm where you can find out about the courses available.