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FACE Annual Conference

The Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) annual conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is being hosted by Plymouth University from 3-5 July.

The conference title for this unique event is 'Learner Journeys-Origins, Experiences and Destinations'. This title captures and reflects the longstanding concern and interest of FACE members and their institutions in putting learners at the heart of higher education. At a time of enormous change in the landscape of access and widening participation this conference will provide an ideal opportunity, through both the plenary and workshop sessions, to explore and respond to these key changes.

Networking has always been a vital part of FACE conferences and this year will be no exception. With a celebratory gala dinner on 4 July and informal networking events throughout the three days, there will be lots of opportunities to meet up with FACE friends as well make new ones.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Les Ebdon, Director, Office for Fair Access
  • Sarah Howls, Head of Student Opportunity, HEFCE
  • Professor Phil Race, Emeritus Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Professor Pauline Kneale, Director of Teaching and Learning, Plymouth University

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