Seminar Six Centre for Leadership and Enterprise

Adult Learning in a Time of Austerity

Economic & Social Research Council

Friday 12 February 2016, 10.00am–4.00pm
University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD

This one-day seminar brings together leading researchers on adult and continuing education from the UK, EU and Ireland to discuss the apparent recent disappearance of many opportunities for adult learning. The seminar will focus on the multiple ways in which adult education interlinks with vocational education and its vitally important contribution to student progression, achievement and lifelong well-being in communities and workplaces.


10:00           Registration
10:30       Welcome and Introduction to HIVE-PED
Professor Alan Tuckett (Chair) and Professor Jill Jameson (ESRC HIVE-PED Seminar Series Lead) 
10:40    Universities, Adult Learning and Austerity
Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton
11:10  Adult Learning and Austerity: a European perspective
Professor Katarina Popovic, University of Belgrade and Secretary General International Council for Adult Education

Adult learning and Austerity: the Experience of Ireland 
Professor Maria Slowey, Dublin City University

12:00 Discussions/questions
12:10 Refreshments break
12:30 Panel discussion
Professor Alan Tuckett (Chair), Professor Jill Jameson, Professor Katarina Popovic and Professor Maria Slowey  
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Adult learning and Austerity in Scotland
Professor John Field, University of Stirling and Universität Köln'
14:30 Austerity and Adult Learning in England, Prospects for Progression?
Professor Alan Tuckett
15:00 Panel discussion: What is to be done?
Professor Jill Jameson (Chair), Professor Alan Tuckett, Professor John Field  
15:30 Closing plenary with thanks 

Refreshments and close

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Free event, but booking is essential.  Contact to book a place.

Centre for Leadership and Enterprise is part of the Faculty of Education & Health, University of Greenwich.