This event is part of the Centenary series
Prif Siaradwyr sydd wedi Cadarnhau: / Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Kirsty Williams AC/ AM, Gweinidog Addysg, Llywodraeth Cymru / Minister for Education, Welsh Government
- Yr Athro / Professor Mary Stuart, Is-ganghellor, Prifysgol Lincoln / Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln
- Jane Robinson, Deon Ymgysylltu a Lle, Prifysgol Newcastle / Dean of Engagement and Place - Newcastle University
- Rob Humphreys, Aelod Cyngor, Cyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru / Member of Council - Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
This conference will explore the roles of adult education and lifelong learning in addressing social, economic and cultural divides between communities and higher education institutions. The purposes and effectiveness of universities’
civic engagement strategies and the role(s) of adult education are the subject of much current debate. Around the world, universities are being asked how their values are best embedded within the wider arenas of the economy,
culture and democracy and within shifting notions of citizenship and place. At the heart of the discussion are questions about the ownership of universities by citizens, communities, regions and nations.
Swansea University celebrates its Centenary in 2020. Mindful of our work in the Department of Adult Continuing Education, of the civic mission expected of Welsh Universities, and Swansea’s status as a UNESCO Learning City, we are holding a distinctive, ambitious and international conference. 2020 also marks twenty-five years since the 1995 Swansea conference on Communities and their Universities and the subsequent book of that title.
The 2020 conference will place debates and themes within the context of policy developments across the four jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. It will also explore, how lifelong learning and civic engagement of universities are
shaped in Wales by the country’s bilingual culture, innovative policy developments such as the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2015) and the commitment to part-time student funding following the Diamond Review.
Call for Contributions:
Papers, presentations, workshops and poster presentation proposals should be no more than 300 words and include:
- A title
- A short description of the topic(s) to be addressed
- The approach that will be taken
- Its significance in connection to one of the five conference themes
- Your name (including any names of co-presenters, panelists), your organisation (if any) and your e-mail address.
Call for papers extended until 14 February 2020.
Proposals should be submitted online at COAHconference@swansea.ac.uk
Contact: Wendy Ore / Jo Ward (Email: COAHconference@swansea.ac.uk)