We are pleased to announce the submissions that have been shortlisted



The UALL Awards Scheme recognises and celebrates projects, programmes, research and practices that promote lifelong learning in the Higher Education Sector.  The Scheme is open to all departments and offices in any institution that holds UALL membership, and the winner will be announced at the UALL 2017 Annual Conference.

For 2017 we are introducing a new category of international for projects that demonstrate innovative engagement/research in an international or transnational context.

We are pleased to announce that the Judging Panel has now met and the following projects/programmes have been shortlisted:

Opportunity through online learning: improving student access. success and retention in Higher Education
Cathy Stone (University of Newcastle and Curtin University, Australia)

COMMIT – Committing to the social dimension of universities
Francesca Uras (EUCEN – European University Continuing Education Network)

Opening educational practices in Scotland
Pete Cannell (Open University, Scotland)

Aspirational widening participation: Successful use of the capabilities approach in archival research
Mark Richardson (South Wales) and Penny Llewellyn (Student/community participant WARM group)

‘Brains at the Bevy’
Juliet Millican (Brighton)

Accrediting Mental Health First Aid (MHFA Wales): Innovations in lifelong learning
Mark Richardson (South Wales)

Degrees with foundation years at the University of Sheffield’s Department for Lifelong Learning
Willy Kitchen (Sheffield)

University learning store
David Schejbal, University of Wisconsin

Whole of company workforce development: A context engaged approach
Sandra Stevens, Wolverhampton

The collaborative development of a leadership programme: Growing Workforces through Learning and Development project and Fieldbay Limited
Nick Samuel (Trinity St David)

Educational practices: An insight into Edinburgh International Film Festival
Martine Pierquin and Pasquale Iannone (Edinburgh)

Mobile Educational Center to improve educational opportunities in the marginalized areas
Mahmoud Hawamdeh and Saeda Mustafa (Al Quds Open University)

International Master in Adult Education for social change (Erasmus Mundus)
The International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) (Erasmus Mundus) is a newly funded Joint Masters Degree programme offered in partnership between the University of Glasgow, the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus, Tallinn University and Universiti Sains Malaysia. A concern about social inequality and a belief that adult educators can contribute to social change based on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth is the driving force behind the creation of the International Master in Adult Education for Social Change.
Bonnie Slade (Glasgow)

PEARL website – Part-time Education for Adults Returning to Learn
Julie Gowan (Open University)


27 January 2017    Second stage application submission date
April 2017              Announcement of winner at UALL Annual Conference

The UALL Awards provide an ideal opportunity for institutions to gain recognition for their work in part-time and lifelong learning.  We welcome applications from member institutions across the HE sector, both in the UK and internationally.

The UALL Awards Flyer can be viewed HERE