Widening Participation

1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors’ Conference in Kampala - 6-8 November, 2019

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This international conference will bring together adult learners, tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along strategic partners in achievement of SDG 4 target 6 and 7. The theme of the conference is “enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in literacy and lifelong learning”.

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The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania

A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with  Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania.

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A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

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Special call for applications from early career access/widening participation practitioners and researchers - FACE 2019

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FACE is now delighted to invite applications for a sponsored place at the 26th FACE Annual Conference hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, 3rd -5th July 2019.

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Invitation – Digital learning for marginalized groups – 30 April

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Digital learning media open up new and different opportunities for learning and teaching. It is important that these opportunities are open to those who do not enjoy privileged access to education, including refugees and migrants and people with low levels of basic education.

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Perspectives on Access to Higher Education: Practice and Research

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Dr Samantha Broadhead from Leeds Arts university; Rosemarie Davis from the Skills Company, Manchester and Tony Hudson from University of East London have written a book for Emerald Publishing that takes a critical look at Access to HE education from its early days in the late 1960s to more current developments. 

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The vlog channel "Aging for Beginners" has launched

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On YouTube the vlog channel "Aging for Beginners" has launched. Populations are aging, our customers are aging, we all in person are in the process of aging, but the acquisition of knowledge about normal aging is still based on a trial and error method. The professional ager Tiina Tambaum shows in her vlogs what are the needs of normally ageing persons, and together with the successful ager Ants Värnik they discuss age-related things.

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Supporting refugees to access higher education - A rich resource from the European Resettlement Network

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Refugees can face many barriers to accessing higher education, including a lack of information, advice and individual guidance sensitive to their specific needs, inadequate provision of intensive language courses for academic purposes, and restricted access to government student finance schemes.

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