2022 Awards

 The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) June 7th - 9th 2022 conference is hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL).  The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) are holding a preconference on June 6th, organised by their Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network on ‘Contextualising racism and migration: time, place and generational perspectives in anti-racist praxis’.

At this collaborative conference, bringing together practitioners, activists, policy makers and academics from across the globe, we will be looking forward, as well as marking significant milestones – in particular the 50th anniversary of SCUTREA. The focus of the conference is on research, practice and policy with innovation at its heart.

The conference recognises outstanding contributions to lifelong learning and adult education in the following categories:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Research
  • Partnerships (including international).

In addition, we are adding a new category

  • Covid-19 Pandemic Response: we are seeking to recognise innovation specifically related to lifelong learning and adult education during the pandemic in two categories: Individual and Team.

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

To nominate someone for these awards email 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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