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UALL

We play a leading role in national and international policy formulation, advocacy, research and prac

The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) is the professional association for the lifelong learning community within higher education. UALL plays a leading role in national and international policy formulation, advocacy, research and practice in lifelong learning and continuing education. It has well-established links with all major agencies in lifelong learning and higher educatio

Operating as usual

29/12/2022

The 2023 joint UALL and SCUTREA conference on Global Citizenship and Lifelong Learning will be hosted by the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge on the 26-28 June in the UK. More details on the call for papers which should be submitted by 31st January 2023 can be found at https://www.uall.ac.uk

21/11/2022

Our AGM takes place next Monday 28th November at 1400 hours GMT. If you would like to join us for this virtual event please email [email protected] for the link or alternatively send a private message. We look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues both old and new across the globe

Photos from UALL's post 09/06/2022
Photos from UALL's post 09/06/2022

It has been an amazing few days in Glasgow for our 2022 conference with SCUTREA. Here is a quick look at some of the discussions taking place

21/02/2022

Conference in Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability -
6th-9th June 2022. Extended deadline to the Call for Papers and Proposals for Workshops. 1st March 2022.

The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) are holding a joint conference on June 7th-9th 2022 hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).
At this collaborative conference, bringing together practitioners, activists, policy makers and academics from around the globe, we will be looking forward, as well as marking significant milestones – in particular the 50th anniversary of SCUTREA.
The focus of the conference is on research, practice and policy with innovation at its heart. Submissions for papers, workshops and posters are particularly welcome on the following themes:
1. Lifelong Learning for a changing world, including:
o shifting practice responding to new priorities of governments
o imperatives for different forms of LLL and adult education
o the role of place and knowledge exchange
o innovations arising from the global pandemic
2. Inclusivity and Social Justice, including:
o addressing the needs of different groups through responsive practices
o innovations in access, engagement and participation
o changing learning environments and technologies
3. Sustainable futures, including
o innovative practices that address the challenges facing society
o new ways, modes, and areas of study
o new partnerships to innovate and engage adults and lifelong learners
How to submit your proposals
Paper presentations: please submit a short version of your paper, of up to 1000 words, including an abstract of up to 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for publication in special issues of the following journals:
- International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
- Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (Sage)
- Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (Open University)
Workshops: please send an abstract of up to 300 words detailing the aims of your workshop and the ways in which you will engage participants in interaction.
Showcase: please send a proposal on what you would showcase, and how it relates to a theme. This could be a poster session or another means of sharing best practice with colleagues.
ESREA Pre-conference:
The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) are holding a pre-conference on June 6th, organised by their Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network on ‘Contextualising racism and migration: time, place and generational perspectives in anti-racist praxis’. For details of the submission requirements for ESREA please visit: https://esrea.org/.../migration-transnationalism-and.../
Please send abstracts and proposals for SCUTREA, UALL and ESREA to [email protected] by 1st March 2022. For ESREA please state clearly that they are for the ESREA Pre-conference.

15/12/2021

Conference in Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability -
6th-9th June 2022

Call for Papers and Proposals for Workshops

The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) are holding a joint conference on June 7th-9th 2022 hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).

At this collaborative conference, bringing together practitioners, activists, policy makers and academics from around the globe, we will be looking forward, as well as marking significant milestones – in particular the 50th anniversary of SCUTREA.

The focus of the conference is on research, practice and policy with innovation at its heart. Submissions for papers, workshops and posters are particularly welcome on the following themes:

1. Lifelong Learning for a changing world, including:
o shifting practice responding to new priorities of governments
o imperatives for different forms of LLL and adult education
o the role of place and knowledge exchange
o innovations arising from the global pandemic

2. Inclusivity and Social Justice, including:
o addressing the needs of different groups through responsive practices
o innovations in access, engagement and participation
o changing learning environments and technologies

3. Sustainable futures, including
o innovative practices that address the challenges facing society
o new ways, modes, and areas of study
o new partnerships to innovate and engage adults and lifelong learners

How to submit your proposals

Paper presentations: please submit a short version of your paper, of up to 1000 words, including an abstract of up to 100 words. Those accepted to present papers will be invited to submit a full paper for consideration for publication in special issues of the following journals:
- International Review of Applied Economics (Taylor & Francis)
- Journal of Adult and Continuing Education (Sage)
- Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning (Open University)

Workshops: please send an abstract of up to 300 words detailing the aims of your workshop and the ways in which you will engage participants in interaction.

Showcase: please send a proposal on what you would showcase, and how it relates to a theme. This could be a poster session or another means of sharing best practice with colleagues.

ESREA Pre-conference:
The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) are holding a pre-conference on June 6th, organised by their Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network on ‘Contextualising racism and migration: time, place and generational perspectives in anti-racist praxis’. For details of the submission requirements for ESREA please visit: https://esrea.org/networks/migration-transnationalism-and-racisms/

Please send abstracts and proposals for SCUTREA, UALL and ESREA to [email protected] by 31st January 2022. For ESREA please state clearly that they are for the ESREA Pre-conference.

19/10/2021

We are delighted to announce that the UALL, SCUTREA and ESREA conferences are back in 2022. We are working together to create an integrated face to face conference programme that will be held at the University of Glasgow and hosted by CR&DALL. Please hold the dates of the 6th-9th June 2022 in your diary and we will release the call for papers and conference details shortly.

12/10/2021

An academic conference will be held at Birkbeck, University of London, to mark the institution's 200th anniversary. Useful Knowledge, to be held at Birkbeck in February 2022 (ahead of the college's bicentenary in 2023), will feature talks by leading historians and critics including Sir Richard Evans, Sally Alexander, Jerry White and Marai Larasi.

The conference, being organised by Professor Joanna Bourke's 'Birkbeck Knowledge' research group, is set to focus on the long history of the college, but also on the past, present and future of part-time and mature higher education more broadly.

Professor Bourke's PhD students Ciarán O'Donohue and Jonny Matfin have recently launched a CfP, aimed at all academics with an interest in the history of part-time and mature higher education.

The Call for Papers (CfP) deadline has now been extended to Friday, 5 November 2021.

Any queries/requests for more information can be directed to:

[email protected] and/or [email protected]

https://www.uall.ac.uk/posts/birkbeck-call-for-papers

www.uall.ac.uk

Anne Jones obituary 11/10/2021

We were saddened to hear of the death of Professor Anne Jones. Anne was a leading educationalist during her long career, and finally became Professor of Continuing Education and Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Brunel University. UALL colleagues will remember Anne as a visitor to Conferences where she was always a colourful and unmissable character.

A tribute to Anne from her daughter is available from the Guardian website https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/oct/07/anne-jones-obituary

Anne Jones obituary Other lives: Headteacher, author and academic – and panellist on the BBC’s Question Time

20/05/2021

In the next online event of the Lifelong Education Commission, the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson, will discuss the Government's White Paper 'Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth'.

The Rt. Hon. Chris Skidmore MP and Phillip Blond (Director, ResPublica) will join the Secretary of State to foster a conversation on key elements of the White Paper and how the Government's strategy will be implemented.

Book your place here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1416202041025/WN_CGKyWF7hTQSnmPbqKrb1TA

20/04/2021

The monthly newsletter from the UALL Work and Learning Network can now be accessed online.

In the April newsletter you can read a fantastic spotlight contribution from Dr Stan Lester who has a unique perspective on degree apprenticeships, some useful updates from the Government regarding Covid-19 reopening plans and some notes on UALL’s engagement with the new debates surrounding lifelong learning and UVAC’s timely State of the Nation event.

https://www.uallworkandlearning.org/post/work-and-learning-network-network-news-april-2021

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The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) is the professional association for the lifelong learning community within higher education. UALL plays a leading role in national and international policy formulation, advocacy, research and practice in lifelong learning and continuing education.

It has well-established links with all major agencies in lifelong learning and higher education including Funding Councils, UK Government Education and Lifelong Learning Departments, University and College Associations, Quality Assurance Bodies, as well as with other national and international organisations.

Membership is drawn from the higher education and lifelong sectors in the United Kingdom and overseas.

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