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Monday, June 27, 2022 at 07:15 p.m.

URJC seniors graduate

During the week that has just ended, the Rey Juan Carlos University has celebrated three graduations from the University for the Elderly. Two of them had been postponed due to the pandemic.

Raul Garcia Hemonnet

A total of 3.469 people graduated in the URJC University for the Elderly In the past week. On Wednesday, the graduations of the 20/21 and 21/22 promotions took place. This Thursday, and with the presence of the rector, Javier Ramos, the graduation of the 19/20 class was held. Both this and last year's had been postponed due to the pandemic.

The same scheme was followed in the three graduations. On the one hand, the students who have completed the first cycle (three years) and, on the other, the fifth and final year have graduated.

The graduations have had interventions from the vice-rector for University Extension, Mercedes del Hoyo; the director of the university for the elderly of the Rey Juan Carlos University, José Manuel Azcona and various first and second cycle students and teachers.

As José Manuel Azcona explains, “there have been three very emotional acts. We shared some time outside with the students and what the people have transmitted to me is that they were acts of great academic height, full of emotion, sensitivity and empathy”.

A complete program

The general curriculum of the URJC University for the Elderly lasts 5 years and is dominated by subjects related to Humanities. "We did a survey among our students that showed that these disciplines are their favorites" which adds that these subjects are combined "with others related to science", giving rise to a program. “Very varied, rich and transversal”, he indicates.

At the end of the general program, or even while it is being studied, students can take different permanent training seminars.

Likewise, after having finished the general training, you will be able to have access to the inter-university seminars, which are carried out in collaboration with the Community of Madrid.

As a complement to the training programs, the URJC University for the Elderly includes other types of activities, such as trips, attending exhibitions or going to concerts.

There is a new University for the Elderly program underway and its pre-registration period is about to open. It will start on July 1 and end on August 30. To sign up, you only need two requirements: be over 50 years old and have a great desire to continue expanding your knowledge.