UALL Awards 2012
The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) is the professional body for higher education lifelong learning in the UK. In 2009 the UALL Award Scheme was launched to recognise and celebrate projects, programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector. Each entry is judged on the criteria of “creativity, innovation, sustainability, impact and transferability”.
Once again this year produced a very good number of entries from all over the UK. Such was the quality of the projects submitted that choice of the overall winner and the runners-up proved very difficult.
Open University Wales
The overall winner was the Open University in Wales for work to help those with care responsibilities at home study towards a degree.
Cardiff University's Exploring the Past programme, which brings learners of all ages into History degrees via Lifelong Learning courses.
Trinity St David
University of Wales Trinity St David's Foundation Degree for oil-refinery workers.
University of Lincoln
University of Lincoln for an innovative programme for part-time, foreign national learners employed in the Food Manufacturing industry.
Dr Sue Oosthuizen, Vice-Chair of UALL, said "The range and quality of these projects shows how vibrant lifelong learning is even in tough times. They are a tribute to the innovation and dedication of the staff who work with students from all walks of life, but especially from non-traditional groups."
For further information on the UALL Awards please e-mail Lucy Bate, Administrator.