Creative Approaches: How Long is Lifelong?

Creative Approaches: How Long is Lifelong?

Creative Approaches: How Long is Lifelong?

Approaches, and perspectives on, the mature student lifecycle.

Tuesday 9th March 12 - 1.30 pm

How does a mature students journey into, through and then out of higher education differ from that of a school leaver? Are our existing internal processes and mechanisms of support fit for purpose or are we trying to fit a proverbial square peg into a round hole. What could / should we be doing to better support mature students in their HE journey and in particular before they start their studies as well as during the various transition stages - and beyond as they develop their eventual identities as graduates.

What to expect: These will be participative, collaborative events to share creative ideas and good practice: ‘what works’ (or not!).

Facilitated by Paul Devlin (Student Support Officer, University of Leeds)

Book your place via eventbrite here


Birkbeck University
Bishop Grosseteste University
University of Bristol
Brunel University
University of Cambridge
Dublin City
Durham University
Hong Kong
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
The Open University
University of Oxford
Trinity Saint David
University of York



  • 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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