Our Awards Scheme recognises and celebrates projects, programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector.

Our Awards Scheme recognises and celebrates projects, programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector.

The Awards Scheme

The UALL Awards Scheme was established in the early 2000s to give organsiation a chance to recognise and celebrate the work of our talented colleagues in Lifelong Learning. The Awards is an annual occurance ending at our Annual Conference with the Awards Ceremony. The submissions are assessed in conjunction on one of our categories.

Awards Categories

Category One - Innovation

recognising innovations and/or creative initiatives that seek to expand Lifelong Learning within the UK

Category Two - Sustainability

this recognises creative Lifelong Learning initiatives with provne impact and sustainability

Category Three - Research

this award recognises specific research or evidence-based activitiy that promotes the significance of Lifelong Learning

Category Four - International

this recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships that create change in an international or transnational contexts

Application process

The submission is based on a maximum of 1200 words and can include suitable images and/ or weblinks as appropriate for your submission. Applications should be sent to the UALL Administrator at admin@uall.ac.uk

The Awards ceremony is held annually at the formal dinner of our Annual Conference.

Previous Winners

2018 This was the first year where we incorporated four categories. This was so we could recognise the wide range of work across the sector and to increase equity of opportunity.

  • Innovation: The Open University: Student Hub Live
  • Sustainability: Foundation Centre, Durham University: The Foundation Centre
  • International: University of Huddersfield: CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education): An innovative partnership that created change in an international context

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2017 RecoverED: Consulting for Accrediting the Mental Health First Aid

For the first time we had the International category which went to Al Quds Open University: Mobile Educational Center to improve educational opportunities in the marginalised areas

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2016 Open University: Badged Open Courses Project

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2015 Middlesex University: Writing and Criticality

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2014 Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Sheffield: The Discover Programme

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2013 University of Aberystwyth: Co-Create programme

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2012 Open University of Wales: Access to Education for Carers projects

For more information of the submissions please click here.

2011 School of Education Partnership with the Directorate of Education and Training Service (Army), University of Southampton: Continuing Professional Development for Army Officers

2010 North East Centre for Lifelong Learning: Explore Programme

2009 Senior Studies Institute, University of Strathclyde: Realising Your Potential programme

Members

The Open Univerrsity
Middlesex University
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Bishop Grosseteste University
Aberystwyth
Bangor
University of Bath
Bath Spa University
Brighton
Canterbury Christ Church
Cardiff
Dublin City
Durham University
Glasgow
Kingston
Leicester
Lincoln
Liverpool
Nottingham
Sheffield
Swansea
Trinity Saint David
Warwick

Members

Benefits

  • Links with the major agencies in the sector, and opportunities for advocacy and contribution to policy formulation
  • Continuously-updated intelligence on policy, funding and strategy at the highest levels in the sector
  • Free or reduced price entry to conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Engagement with action, theoretical research and other funded activities
  • Opportunities for free or reduced price UALL publications
  • Membership of specialist networks, acting as communities of practice across the sector in; Employer engagement/CPD, Work-based learning, Widening participation and social inclusion, Women in lifelong learning, Student and staff development

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Partners

American Association For Adult and Continuing EducationCanadian Association for University Continuing EducationEuropean University Continuing Education network Higher Education Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network (HELLIN)PASCAL International ObservatoryTurkish Council For Continuing Education (TUSEM)Association for Professional, Continuing, & Online Education (UPCEA)

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