I’m pleased to be sending you details of the forthcoming UALL Joint Networks event - it couldn’t be more timely given the recent political debate and the outcome of the General Election.
UALL Conference, 7 July, London: The Wider benefits of lifelong learning: The way forward in the current political climate
The social and economic benefits of lifelong learning are seldom challenged by policy-makers but neither are they actively championed. In recent years there has been a massive decline in adults returning to formal study along with the loss of traditional informal adult education provision. The current social and economic climate means there is a pressing need for active and engaged citizens, a highly-skilled workforce and support for an ageing population. The argument lifelong learning has seldom been more urgent in modern times but recent policies have militated against universities, colleges or students making further study a reality.
This conference will give participants the opportunity to:
- consider the wider social and economic benefits of lifelong learning
- review recent policies and their effects
- analyse and assess the new Government’s statements
- develop a ‘Manifesto for Lifelong Learning’ to inform future policies
Professor Sir Peter Scott, UCL Institute of Education
Presentation workshops led by UALL Network Convenors will explore recent policies and develop ideas for the future to provide the basis for a ‘Manifesto for ‘Lifelong Learning’.
- Employer Engagement: Alison Felce, University of Wolverhampton
- Flexible Pedagogy & New Technologies: Michael Snowden, University of Huddersfield
- International Perspectives: Nadira Mirza, University of Bradford
- Public Engagement: Steve Kendall, University of Bedfordshire
- Research: Liz Marr, Open University
- Student Experience: Pauline McManus, University of Warwick
- Widening Participation and Access: Annette Hayton, University of Bath
- Work and Learning: Jonathan Garnett, University of Middlesex
Please find featured below and attached further details of the event together with the Booking Form.
We very much look forward to seeing you in London in July.
With best wishes,
Lucy Bate MSc
Universities Association for Lifelong Learning