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FACE 'Which way now to widen participation? Lifelong learning, Economy & Society'

Date(s) Wednesday 30 June-Friday 2 Jul 2010
Venue Southampton Solent University Conference Centre
157 – 187 Above Bar Street
Southampton
SO14 7NN
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Organised by FACE, Southampton Solent University, ESCalate
In partnership with FACE Southampton Solent

FACE is delighted to announce that Southampton Solent University will be the hosts for our 2010 annual conference. The conference dates will be 30th June to the  2nd July 2010. The key themes of the conference are the future of the widening participation agenda across the education sectors and recognising best practice in lifelong learning during rapid social and economic change.

The recent HEFCE report ‘Trends in young participation in higher education’ has clearly shown the significant progress that has been made in widening participation for 18 and 19 year olds in England since the mid-1990s. This provides an encouraging validation of the work undertaken across the sectors, but also highlights the scale of the challenge that remains. The conference will seek to address both these aspects of celebration and challenge. Delegates will have ample opportunities to share best practice in widening participation HE access and lifelong learning, what works and why, turning to how we move forward to build on the positive gains made so far in a very different economic and social context.