UALL 2020 Annual Conference

Diversity, identity and inclusion in Lifelong Learning:  Shaping a 2020 vision for mature students

Foresight Conference Centre, University of Liverpool

29th - 31st July

In view of the unprecedented challenges globally imposed by the covid-19 virus and in consideration of national and international advice relating to public health, the UALL Officers have reluctantly taken the decision to POSTPONE this year's conference. 

The rescheduled conference will run from Wednesday 29th July to Friday 31st July.

If you have already booked onto the conference, I can confirm that your booking will still stand. 

Registration for the UALL Annual Conference 2020 is now LIVE!

Bookings are available via the University of Liverpool online store, please click here to enter the booking site.  

Prices and packages: 

Conference PackageUALL member (institutional or individual)Non UALL MemberStudent (institutional or individual)
Full conference package (incl. conference dinner & Wed wine reception; excl. accommodation)

Wednesday 1st April (incl. Wine reception)

Thursday 2nd April (incl. Conference dinner)

Friday 3rd April £100£140£70

*If you are interested in becoming a UALL Member please contact for more information regarding membership 

How do I book accommodation:

As this is not a residential conference. you will need to organise your own accommodation. However, we have arranged with Liverpool Conference Bureau discounted rates in close accommodation. The link is

If you are struggling to book their accommodation or have any questions please contact them as or phone number (+44) 0151 233 5933 and one of the team can help them out.

Please note that the website will close 1 week before the event and the release date for hotels is 6 weeks before (19th February 2020). 

They have provided us with a free accommodation booking service through the Liverpool Convention Bureau. This is a flexible service whic allows you to book accommodation to suit your needs and budget. 

Special rates have been negotiated at a number of hotels close to the conference venue. 

For more information, please visit

As rooms and rates are guaranteed until 19th February 2020, it is advisable to book accommodaiton early. After this date it may not be possible to books at these rates for these hotels. If you wish to make a group booking, or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Liverpool Convention Bureau team at or on 00 44 (0) 151 233 5933 

There is also a list of Liverpool hotels attached for your convenience. 

I also wanted to let you know that we have teamed up with Q Parks to offer 10% off parking across 6 different locations in the city centre. 

Discount code: MEETLIV10

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the UALL Administrator at or our Honorary Secretary Mary Mahoney at

The UALL annual conference 2020 is organised in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s Go Higher Foundation Diploma which is celebrating 20-years of providing access to higher education to mature students without traditional entry qualifications.



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



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