Exploring community partnerships as a catalyst for engagement in WP, Ebbw Vale - 26 July 2017

Gwent Archives
Ebbw Vale
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

This event at Gwent Archives, Ebbw Vale is intended to follow the traditions of bringing learning out of the university and into the community. This event will discuss how we aim to continue offering attention to both participant as well as provider perspectives on engagement. This network wants to explore the wider value of working collaboratively towards a Lifelong Learning, widening participation or widening access agenda with a variety of partners in education, third sector and employers (as well as any other organisation). Such partnerships can then work towards understanding and distributing an actionable capabilities influenced model which enables communities as well as providers to recognise and to use existing community (spaces) resources.

Exploring community partnerships as a catalyst for engagement in WP
Gwent Archives Ebbw Vale – 26 July 2017

This introductory event will offer three presentations which will focus on the following:

  • The work and ambitions of the Widening Access, Research and Mentoring (WARM) group
  • What more can working with organisations such as the archives offer to WP?
  • A model of engagement for developing capability and agency for learning/engagement

With a cross sector of other providers including education (HE/FE), third/voluntary sector as well as community participants this inaugural event promises to stimulate discussion towards what partnership opportunities exist to recognise existing delivery of WP outside of a university context. This event also acts as the official launch point of the UALL supported Community Research and Engagement network in Wales.

Further details can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-community-partnerships-as-a-catalyst-for-engagement-in-wp-tickets-33665782261 - and/or contact Mark Richardson at RecoverED at: recoveredwales@icloud.com

With best wishes,



Lucy Bate MSc
Universities Association for Lifelong Learning
20 Moor Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne