The work and learning network - promoting learning in and through work and professional practice, paid or unpaid

The work and learning network - promoting learning in and through work and professional practice, paid or unpaid

Vision

To be a vibrant practitioner led network, recognised for its excellence, that advocates Higher Education (HE) in the workplace and empowers learners within HE through encouraging lifelong learning goals

Mission

To provide inspiration and leadership through the development and sharing of work and learning professional practice as an important and integral part of academic awards.

To encourage and promote values, research, scholarly activity and professional practice that encourages the development of work and learning as a critical pedagogy.

To promote networking, seminars and conferences for members as well as a national lobby (through UALL) to influence the direction of work and learning in HE.

Goals

To disseminate good practice in relation to the development, facilitation and assessment of work and learning practice within HE through learning in, for and through a wide range of work-based learning, work- integrated and apprenticeship (higher, degree and graduate) programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

To provide events and network opportunities for HE colleagues to support staff development

To promote and disseminate research in the field of work and learning 

To promote the status of the use of work and learning practice in HE, with employers, policy makers, professional groups and other stakeholders through UALL. 

Values

Integrity
Responsibility
Creativity
Flexibility
Innovation

Host institution and Network Committee: Middlesex University/ Affiliated Universities

Convenors

Elda Nikolou-Walker
Paula Nottingham
Jon Talbot


Members

The Open Univerrsity
Middlesex University
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Bishop Grosseteste University
Aberystwyth
Bangor
University of Bath
Bath Spa University
Brighton
Canterbury Christ Church
Cardiff
Dublin City
Durham University
Glasgow
Kingston
Leicester
Lincoln
Liverpool
Nottingham
Sheffield
Swansea
Trinity Saint David
Warwick

Members

Benefits

  • Links with the major agencies in the sector, and opportunities for advocacy and contribution to policy formulation
  • Continuously-updated intelligence on policy, funding and strategy at the highest levels in the sector
  • Free or reduced price entry to conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Engagement with action, theoretical research and other funded activities
  • Opportunities for free or reduced price UALL publications
  • Membership of specialist networks, acting as communities of practice across the sector in; Employer engagement/CPD, Work-based learning, Widening participation and social inclusion, Women in lifelong learning, Student and staff development

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Partners

American Association For Adult and Continuing EducationCanadian Association for University Continuing EducationEuropean University Continuing Education network Higher Education Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network (HELLIN)PASCAL International ObservatoryTurkish Council For Continuing Education (TUSEM)Association for Professional, Continuing, & Online Education (UPCEA)