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EVENTS

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

As we continue to work remotely, we realise that our opportunities to meet, network, share news and practice or just say “hello” – in the train, corridor, coffee queue or water cooler – are limited. To address this in some way, we are holding SCAPP Connect with Coffee events which will give you a chance to meet new colleagues, or catch up with existing ones.

We begin each event with a short ice breaker or presentation by a colleague on a topic of interest – e.g. hobby or interest, their career journey through WP – followed by an opportunity to meet for 20-25 minutes with someone attending the event too.

Coffee Connect normally takes place on the last working day of each month from 11am – 12pm.

Next event Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 11am 

More Information and Register

Brunch and Blether

Brunch and Blether events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share  and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

Lunch and Learn

Our Lunch and Learn events are designed to bring practitioners together to share practice, drawing on innovative ways that staff have developed activities for delivery to a variety of stakeholders.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Lunch and Learn events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share  and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

Tea and Talk

Our Tea and Talk events are designed to bring practitioners together to share practice, drawing on innovative ways that staff have developed activities for delivery to a variety of stakeholders.

The topics will reflect current practice and are designed to be informative, informal and hopefully useful!

Tea and Talk events normally last between 1 hour and 90 minutes with presentation (s) then opportunity to ask questions or discuss the topic under question.

If you have something that you’d like to share and present, please get in touch at scapp@stir.ac.uk

Other Events

Learning about Place: Understanding lifelong learning and social mobility in Covid Britain’ & the Centre for Levelling Up

Thursday 15th July from 3.30pm to 5.00pm (online).

Educational inequality and place are key issues facing policymakers as we try and emerge from the worst of the pandemic. This event will examine the findings of a major new report looking at educational opportunities in 8 places in the UK who have borne the brunt of long running socio-economic changes and Covid produced by the new Centre for Levelling Up at the University of West London (UWL) and Policy Network. The places examined in the report are Blackpool, Derby Oldham, Sheffield, Stoke, Peterborough, Wrexham and Wakefield and over 150 stakeholders from across education sectors in these areas were consulted.

The event, chaired by Professor Peter John, Vice Chancellor at the UWL, as well as featuring a presentation on the report’s findings will include a panel discussion with:
•            Justine Greening, ex Secretary of State for Education
•            Kate Green, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Other panel participants TBC.

The new Centre for Levelling Up will be led by Professor Graeme Atherton, the lead author of this report. It will undertake policy relevant research related to levelling up and addressing inequalities associated with place and people across the UK.

To attend the event please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-lifelong-learning-and-social-mobility-in-covid-britain-tickets-161196596359

Other Events

Other events

Working with Adult Learners and Mature Students: Conversations with Practitioners

Events at Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds 

Here at the Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds we’re passionate about working with adults. We’re keen to share and discuss approaches with others engaged in or seeking to develop similar activity. Obviously the pandemic has meant a change in methods of delivery and we’re now reviewing what we’ve learnt from the online experience. The purpose of these conversations is to critically explore our practice, to determine with colleagues the lessons that have been learnt and exchange thoughts on developing new ways of working – and, more broadly, how we as a sector can increase engagement with adults in local communities.

Join us for this series of online conversations in June!

(**Please note that there is no fee to attend these sessions**)

 

Thursday 10th June

(11.00am-1.00pm)

Impartiality in adult outreach:                             

i)                    community partnerships

ii)                  information, advice and guidance

Thursday 17th June

(11.00am-1.00pm)

University contribution to adult community learning
Thursday 24th June

(11.00am-1.00pm)

Belonging and relationship-building for adults progressing to higher education
Thursday 1st July

(11.00am-1.00pm)

Reflections on the intertwining of civic engagement, adult education and widening participation

 

You can book your place at these sessions here.

If you have any questions please contact:

The Communities and Partnerships Team

Lifelong Learning Centre

Level 11, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building

University of Leeds

LEEDS

LS2 9JT

United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)7592 328670

E: candp@leeds.ac.uk

W: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130603/lifelong_learning/1007/our_work_with_community_organisations