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UALL Conference 2019: Lifelong Learning and Innovation

UALL Conference 2019: Lifelong Learning and Innovation

Lifelong Learning and Innovation
Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton
10th - 12th April 2019

The final event event is now available. A high resolution printed version will be available when you arrive. 

Upon your arrival to the Telford Innovation Campus, travel information is below, please head to the main reception in the SA Building. There you will be directed to where  the UALL Conference desk is stationed, there you will receive your delegates packs including a printed copy of the event programme and key and map to your accommodation room (if you have booked overnight accommodation) Do not worry the accommodation is only a couple minutes walk away from the conference rooms!

When you arrive onsite there will be signs directing you to the UALL Conference should you need to gain bearings to the SA building. 

Running times of the conference: 

Wednesday 10th April

If you are joining for the whole conference or just the Wednesday - registration will be open from 1pm on Wednesday 10th April and will be open until 6pm that evening. Please contact UALL admin if you are planning to arrive later than 6pm to ensure you will be checked in and registered onto the conference. 

Our first parallel session will start at 2.30 - 4.00pm which will be followed by afternoon refreshments. 

Should you wish to experience the local area instead, we have also organised a visit to University Telford Centre for any of our delegates who wish to hear about the work of Lifelong Learning colleagues and experience their department. Transport will leave Telford Innovation Campus at 2.10pm and you will be back in time for tea and coffee at 4.00pm.

This will then be followed by our second workshop session from 4.30 - 6.00pm. 

Evening event

Then there is the evening entertainment, from 7pm until ... well... until you decide you have had enough! 

We have our brand new showcase event on the first evening where delegates will hear of each other's work and the shortlisted projects that are up for the UALL Awards. Our delegates will also have a tour of the University's F3 race team workshop as well as attend a book launch, a drinks reception and hot/cold buffet and this is just the first evening of the conference! 

Thursday 11th April

Registration will be from 9am -9.30am (for those staying Wednesday night breakfast is from 8am - 9am) 

The day will kick-start from 9.45am with a formal welcome from our Chair, The Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, VC of Bishop Grosseteste University and Professor Geoff Layer, VC of University of Wolverhampton leading straight into our first keynote address: Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University 10-10.45am

There will be a brief tea, coffee break and the Parallel workshop sessions 3 and 4, breaking for lunch: 1.00 - 1.45pm with parallel session following straight after. Then there will be our next keynote address: Professor Keith Grint, Professor Emeritus at Warwick University and Founding Co-Editor of Leadership 3.00 - 3.45pm

Our final workshop session of the day, Parallel session 6 will commence from 4.15 - 5.00pm

Evening Event

Transport will depart from 7pm to take you to the conference dinner, held at the Valley Hotel, Ironbridge, with a brief stop for pictures at the famous bridge. 

During the formal evening we will host our 2019 UALL Awards ceremony and celebrate our colleagues in Lifelong LEarning. Awards may be made in any of the categories below: 

  • Innovation: this recognises innovations or creative initiatives that seek to expand lifelong learning within the UK 
  • Sustainability: this recognises creative Lifelong Learning initiatives with proven impact and sustainability
  • Research: this award recognises specific research or evidence-based activity that promotes the significance of lifelong learning
  • International: this recognises innovative engagement, including partnerships that create change in an international or transnational context

Friday 12th April

For those staying overnight, breakfast will be from 8am - 9am. We will begin the day with our UALL Council, from 09.00 - 09.45am and then go straight into our final keynote address of the conference: Mr Anthony Painter, Director of the Action and Research Centre, RSA 09.45 - 10.30am

Our final workshop session will be from 11.00 - 11.45am which will be followed by our invited plenary speaker, Professor Sir Alan Tuckett who will discuss the outcomes from the 2019 UALL Conference and imperatives for future action to achieve innovation in Lifelong Learning. 

Our Chair will bring the conference to a formal close. Lunch will be from 12.30 - 13.15.We have left the afternoon open to allow our delegates time to travel back to your respective homes and (hopefully) arrive before it is dark! But should you have time, there will be the option of exploring the local area. More information will be provided at the conference.

Travelling to Telford Innovation Campus

By Car

Approaching from the east (inl.Birmingham and Wolverhampton), leave the M54 at Junction 4 and take the B5060 Castle Farm Way. At the first roundabout, turn left on to the A5 Telford Way (also known as St George's By-Pass), then at Priorslee roundabout take the second exit on to Shifnal Road.

Coming from the west (incl. Shrewsbury and Wales), leave the M54 at Junction 5 and take the A5 Rampart Way. Go straight over the interchange on to the A5 Telford Way, cross over the motorway, and at the Priorslee roundabout take the Shifnal Road turning. 

Car parking is available on campus.

By Train

You can get a direct train into Telford Central from Birmingham (30-35 minutes), Wolverhampton (15-25 minutes) and stations on the Shrewsbury line. From there, you can pick up a taxi to the Campus (or even walk in about 15 minutes)

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