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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Awards ceremony is held annually at the formal dinner of our Annual Conference.
2009 Senior Studies Institute, University of Strathclyde: Realising Your Potential programme
2010 North East Centre for Lifelong Learning: Explore Programme
2011 School of Education Partnership with the Directorate of Education and Training Service (Army), University of Southampton: Continuing Professional Development for Army Officers
2012 Open University of Wales: Access to Education for Carers projects
2013 University of Aberystwyth: Co-Create programme
2014 Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Sheffield: The Discover Programme
2015 Middlesex University: Writing and Criticality
2016 Open University: Badged Open Courses Project
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
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