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Post Category: Conferences

Below is a list of all posts in the category Conferences.

Reaching estranged students

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Students walking
I recently attended a day-long training conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, hosted by the charity Stand Alone. Stand Alone work to break down the stigma around estrangement and support people who are estranged from their families in their daily lives. The event aimed to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to help reach students who are studying without the support of a family network. The first session of the day launched a piece of research entitled Hidden Voices: Family Estrangement in Students. Representatives of Stand Alone presented and discussed the findings of their research into estranged students in higher education...

Categories: Conferences, Student Experience, Student Voices, Widening Participation

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A chance to confer

Friday, 12 February 2016

I attended the UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning) conference earlier this month at the St George’s Centre in Leeds. With the title of Part-time and mature students in higher education: exploring and enhancing the student experience it was very relevant to the work we do so I was looking forward to learning from and meeting like-minded people. I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of institutions that were represented, from Sunderland to London. After being welcomed by the LLC Director Tony Ellis, we heard from the first of two keynote speakers. Jackie Dunne, Deputy Vice...

Categories: Blogging, Conferences, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Student Experience, Widening Participation

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Widening Participation through part-time study

Friday, 20 November 2015

Addressing the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Annual Seminar on 19th November, Professor Les Ebdon from the Office of Fair Access (OFFA) spoke of the importance of part-time study for widening participation and committed OFFA to campaigning on this issue. This is very welcome. From our experience at Leeds we know that finance is a major barrier to participation for adults from under-represented communities, and would argue strongly that extending financial support for maintenance would be a key measure. This point was raised directly with Les Ebdon at the UALL seminar and has also featured in the response...

Categories: Blogging, Conferences, Mature Students, Part-Time Students, Widening Participation

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My first conference

Monday, 14 September 2015

The following blog is a guest post by Crystal Reece, who is studying for a BA in Professional Studies with the Lifelong Learning Centre. I attended the #RAISE15 conference for innovation on the 10th of September in Nottingham alongside Paul and Olivia. I felt really privileged to be able to join in and share my experiences and journey. The conference itself was about Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement. Being a part of the conference made me feel like I was accomplishing something by being at university, and sharing those moments with other universities and students was an...

Categories: Achievements, Conferences, Student Voices, Widening Participation

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SCUTREA 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Lifelong Learning Centre is really looking forward to hosting this year’s international SCUTREA Conference at Weetwood Hall between Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th July. The conference takes as its theme ‘It’s All Adult Education’ and the papers, roundtable discussions and poster presentations will demonstrate how the field of adult education covers a wide spectrum of educational, training, informal and independent learning activity. Delegates will be discussing papers looking at a range of research into theoretical concepts, policy and practice. The papers will cover work undertaken with adults representing a whole gamut of ages, diversity and life experiences. At...

Categories: Conferences, Research

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