Events at the Education Observatory

We hold regular events, workshops and conferences. Please see the details for each event and enquire if you would like to attend.

HE Network Meeting - The University is Dead.  Long Live The...?

When: 26 June 2019
Where: MC419, MC Building, City Campus:
Booking: Via Eventbrite 

You are warmly invited to join our next Regional Higher Education Policy Network debate at University of Wolverhampton. Intended to extend and develop collaborative activities already taking place in Midlands universities, speakers will invite debate this time on Higher Education and what possible shared futures we might envisage. A series of short provocations will be followed by lively debate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers include Professor Dennis Hayes, Dr Stuart Connor and Dr Alan Apperley

Education Observatory Research Conference

When: 28 June 2019
Where: Walsall Campus
Booking: Via Eventbrite

Building on last year's re-launch, the Research Conference is designed to support, share and celebrate research carried out in IoE and is an opportunity for colleagues to share their research work with us all.  Lunch will be provided.  

Learner Voice Conference

When: 3 and 4 July 2019
Where: Chancellor's Hall, City Campus
Booking: Via EStore 

The conference aims to explore the nature of ‘learner voice’ in further education and training. During the day we will hear about the new Association of Colleges charter from Eddie Playfair (AoC); how the National Union of Students is developing learner voice in further education; what models of learner voice work well in outstanding local colleges; and the importance of listening to the apprentice voice from the Institute for Apprenticeships. We will also hear from TOTUM a way to fund learner voice and promote engagement, and hear about the experience of colleagues in Ireland at AONTAS, developing learner voice systems for adult learners across the country.  

View the Learner Voice Brochure (PDF)

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