FACE Conference 2016: Widening participation within the context of economic and social change

Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 to Friday, 1 July, 2016

The 23rd Annual Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) Conference will take place on 29th June – 1st July 2016 at the Queen’s University Belfast campus.

FACE 2016 – Widening Participation in the Context of Economic and Social Change:

How do we engage applicants and empower students to create successful graduates?

The annual conference provides a platform for its members, non members and students to participate in plenary sessions and workshops, with an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues in a friendly and professional environment. The 2016 conference promises not to disappoint!

FACE 2016 Themes:

  • Partnerships – working with alumni, engaging communities and embracing the private sector to widen access;
  • Employer engagement – lifelong learning within the workforce, identifying needs and creating realistic and challenging learning opportunities;
  • Student experience – engaged learners, empowered graduates, WP adding value to the student life cycle.
  • Internationalisation – the university community working together to create opportunities for all;
  • Collaborative Outreach – exploring best practice and building effective and sustainable collaborative networks;
  • HE Policy – reviewing the Government’s Green Paper and exploring
    the results of the consultation.


  • Northern Ireland Minister for Education
  • Professor Patrick Johnston - Vice Chancellor Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr. Ian Pickup - Director of Academic Services SOAS
  • Peter Horrocks - Vice Chancellor The Open University
  • Patricia Staaf - Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Malmo University, Sweden
  • Kelly Robinson - Greater Shankill Children and Young people Zone
  • Professor John Storan - Director, Continuum UEL and FACE Chair

Submissions are being called for paper abstracts as well as posters and should relate to the conference themes.

For details on how to submit abstracts please go to the abstracts page of the FACE 2016 conference website.


Please contact us for further information or to discuss any queries that you may have.

Telephone: 028 9097 5020

Email: face2016@qub.ac.uk

Twitter: @FACEConference #FACE2016

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