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See what’s on and sign up for anything that interests you. This page will be updated as events are arranged.

Please get in touch if you have an event your organisation would like to be promoted or if you have an idea for an event that our practitioners would be interested in

Connect with Coffee

 

Thursday 29th September 2022  11am – 12pm

Start the new session and catch up with colleagues old and new for the first of our Connect with Coffee events of the new session.

Whether you can join from your organisational or home office, these are designed to enable staff to meet, share news, catch up with colleagues you might not have seen in a while or meet  new colleagues you have joined the sector

To register for Connect with Coffee click here 

CDN Expo New date Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August 2022

College Development Network
CollegeExpo 2022

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August 2022

@ColDevNet #CollegeExpo22

Book your free place here

The theme of Virtual College Expo22 is:

Rewrite the College Story: Learning Experiences, Skills Development, Anchoring Communities

Virtual College Expo22 is the most exciting professional learning event for the college sector in Scotland, offering inspirational keynotes, workshops, seminars, and panel debate.

This year we also recognise Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 as we celebrate and share student stories from across the country.

Call for session submissions is now open!

We are inviting you to share your knowledge and experience at this year’s Virtual College Expo by submitting your online session and/or students’ stories proposals.

Deadline date is Friday 25 February

Widening Participation Research and Practice Conference - Learning to 'Level-UP? Supporting Working Class Boys' Progression to Higher Education

Learning to ‘Level-Up’? Supporting Working-Class Boys’ Progression to Higher Education 

 

Widening Participation Research & Practice Conference | Thursday 8th September 2022 | Arts University Bournemouth 

 

In 2019, a review by the Office for Students of Access and Participation Plans suggested that of the 838 targets set relating to university access, success and progression by providers, only 11 gave specific mention to working-class males.  

 

As such, Arts University Bournemouth, the University of Portsmouth and the University of Winchester are convening a free joint conference for Higher Education practitioners to explore what can be done, and how, to better support working-class boys’ educational attainment and progression to Higher Education. 

 

Speakers  

 

Professor Nicola Ingram, Director of Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University 

Author of Working-class Boys and Educational Success: Teenage Identities, Masculinity and Urban Schooling, Nicola is professor of sociology of education with an interest in analysing social class based educational inequalities across the whole education sector, and their connection to labour market outcomes. Her research is politically motivated by a personal history of growing up on a council estate with multiple markers of deprivation in Belfast, and a conflictual experience of social mobility through education. 

 

Susan Morgan, Taking Boys Seriously, Ulster University 

Building on the seminal ‘Taking Boys Seriously’ study by Ken Harland and Sam McCready (2012), Taking Boys Seriously 2 drive an innovative approach to closing the attainment gap with working-class boys in Northern Ireland. Their 10 principles of engagement situate young men as relational learners in a context where success comes down to ‘the tenacity of the relationship between the learner and the educator. Where the relationship is marked by trust, empathy and respect, any challenge or setback can be worked out’. 

 

Future Men 

Future Men are a multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men. Through practice-led services, Future Men encourage boys and men to explore, celebrate and build on the seven key characteristics which contribute to positive masculinity. 

 

Register 

To register for a place as a delegate at this free conference, please complete the booking form here 

SCQF Upcoming Online Workshops

SCQF Upcoming Online Workshops

Two of our most popular workshops will be running in June before we have a well earned break for the summer period.

Would You Credit It? is aimed at organisations who are in the process of developing a learning programme and are considering having it Credit Rated for the SCQF. This is a very popular workshop and we recommend you book early to secure a space.

My Skills, My Future is aimed at those involved with Community Learning, Developing the Young Workforce, or who provide careers advice and guidance. It helps advisers become familiar with, and understand the benefits of, the ‘My Skills, My Future’ resources in order to use them to help and guide a wide range of individuals.

Future online workshop dates
Workshops reconvene in September with the return of a limited number of face-to-face workshops being held in our office at West George Street, Glasgow (subject to restrictions):

Thursday 01 September – Would you Credit It? (online workshop)
Tuesday 13 September- My Skills, My Future (face-to-face workshop)
Tuesday 20 September – Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning (online workshop)

Would You Credit It? Online Workshop
Thurs 9th June 2022, 10:00am – 4:00pm
This online workshop (split into 2 x 2 hour sessions) is designed to support individuals and organisations who are developing, or who already have, a learning programme which they are considering having Credit Rated for the SCQF.
Register Now
My Skills, My Future Online Workshop
Thurs 16th June 2022, 10:00am – 3:00pm
An interactive online workshop (split over a morning and afternoon session) for those wishing to use the ‘My Skills, My Future’ suite of resources to support individuals in identifying the skills they have gained from other experiences outwith formal qualifications
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