The UALL Awards Scheme recognises and celebrates projects, programmes, research and practices that promote lifelong learning in the Higher Education Sector. The Scheme is open to all departments and offices in any institution that holds UALL membership, and the winner and 'runners up' were announced at the UALL 2017 Annual Conference in York.
This year we introduced a new category of international for projects that demonstrate innovative engagement/research in an international or transnational context.
The Awards ceremony took place at the Annual Conference Dinner on Thursday 6 April in the impressive surroundings of the Merchant Taylors Hall, York. This ever-popular event was as usual compered with showbiz panache by Pauline McManus (Warwick), with UALL Chair Peter Neil presenting certificates to the runners-up, and finally the winner’s award of the coveted UALL Trophy.
This year, we also had an Award for an International Project; the Winner of the International Award was Al Quds Open University for Mobile Educational Center to improve educational opportunities in the marginalized areas.
Our congratulations go to the Winner of the UALL Award: RecoverED Consulting for Accrediting the Mental Health First Aid (Wales): Innovations in lifelong learning.
The runners-up received 'Highly Commended' Certificates:
University of Brighton for Brains at the Bevy
Open University in Scotland for Opening educational practices in Scotland
University of Sheffield for Degrees with Foundation Years at the University of Sheffield’s Department for Lifelong Learning
University of Wales Trinity St David for Developing future leaders.