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2023 Conference: Global Citizenship and Lifelong Learning

The 2023 joint UALL and SCUTREA conference on Global Citizenship and Lifelong Learning will be held on 26-28 June, hosted by the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals – Deadline Extended

Submissions for papers, workshops and posters are welcome - the extended deadline is 28 February 2023.
For full information on topics and how to apply, please download our call for papers and workshop proposals (pdf).

Register now for the 2023 UALL/SCUTREA CONFERENCE 

Event Begins 26th June @ 09:00 at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge.

SCUTREA members: when booking please use the UALL member rate. For details of bursaries, please contact Bonnie Slade or Olivia Harrison.


Call for Contributions: 'Sustainable Development Goals: Their potential and relevance for higher education policy and reform'

The Higher Education Reform (HER) Network's 17th conference will be held June 21 – 23, 2023, at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK). Contributions are invited that explore and suggest the multiple roles higher education can or should play in realising these goals, and the policies and reforms needed to enable higher education institutions to contribute to them. See guidance for full information. (pdf)

Event – Postponed: 'Who should go to higher education?

This event, which had been due to take place on 30 March 2023 at Ruskin College, Oxford, has been postponed due to transport strikes. For more information and to be kept informed of the new date, please see the event announcement (pdf).

The Universities Association of Lifelong Learning acts as a consultative body for policy formulation and advocacy, representing the sector to government departments, funding bodies and national higher education organisations across the four nations of the United Kingdom. UALL provides a forum for the active exchange of ideas and good practice and undertakes research.

Members represent all aspects of the sector, within and beyond universities, both in the UK and internationally, from senior managers to practitioners, and with interests ranging from public and employer engagement to lifelong learning.



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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