2020 Awards

Call for Applications

The UALL Award Scheme celebrates projects, programmes, partnerships, research and scholarship that promote lifelong learning in the higher education sector. The UALL Awards consist of four categories to recognise the wide-range of work across the sector. 

Application process

The submission is based on a maximum of 1000 words and can include suitable images and/ or weblinks as appropriate. 

Applications must be received by the UALL Administrator by 31st January 2020 

Please send applications and enquiries to: uall2020@liverpool.ac.uk

The winners will be announced at UALL 2020 Annual Conference: Diversity, identity and inclusion in Lifelong Learning: Shaping a 2020 vision for mature students at the Foresight Conference Centre, University of Liverpool, 1st - 3rd April 2020.

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

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

Category 3 : Research and Scholarship: this award category recognises specific research, evidence-based activity and/ or scholarly activity that promotes the significance of an aspect of Lifelong Learning. This may include items such as a dissertation, a research report or published paper. 

Category 4 International: this award category recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships that create changein an international or transnational context


All shortlisted applicants will be invited to showcase their nominated work at our informal dinner on the Wednesday and be available to lead discussion with the conference delegates, offering a great opportunity for networking.  


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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