Call for Applications

Call for Applications

The UALL Awards Scheme celebrates projects, programmes, partnerships, and research that promote lifelong learning in the Higher Education Sector. For the second year running, the Awards has four categories, to recognize the increasing breadth of work across the sector, and to increase equity of opportunity. It is open to all UALL members. The winners will be announced at the UALL 2019 Annual Conference. 

Nominees are asked to apply for a specific award based on one of the four categories. Categories focus on the intended or actual outcome of the activity.

Category 1: Innovation: this recognises innovations or creative initiatives that seek to expand Lifelong Learning within the UK

Category 2: Sustainability: this recognises creative Lifelong Learning initiatives with proven impact and sustainability

Category 3: Research: this award recognises specific research or evidence-based activity that promotes the significance of Lifelong Learning

Category 4: International: this recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships, that create change in an international or transational context

Judging Panel: This year judging will be a panel of Lifelong Learning experts with an independent chair. The Panel will have the power to award a special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Lifelong Learning. 

Recognition: All shortlisted applicants will be invited to present an workshop and/or a poster session at the 2019 Annual Conference. 

Application process:

The submission is based on a maximum of 1200 words and can include some suitable images or weblinks, as appropriate. Applications must be received by the UALL Administrator by 11th JANUARY 2019

Dates you need to know: 

10-12th April Announcement of winner at UALL Annual Conference 


The Open Univerrsity
Middlesex University
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Bishop Grosseteste University
Canterbury Christ Church
Dublin City
Durham University
Trinity Saint David



  • 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



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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