CALL FOR PAPERS – Degree Apprenticeship National Conference: Delivering Quality and Social Mobility

CALL FOR PAPERS – Degree Apprenticeship National Conference: Delivering Quality and Social Mobility

On Wednesday 27th June 2018 Sheffield Hallam University is hosting a high profile national conference on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

The event is presented in partnership with the University Vocational Awards Council and its official journal, Higher Education and Work-based Learning published by Emerald Group Publishing.

It is time to translate three years of challenge into innovations for the future. We will be embracing a refreshed apprenticeship brand at all levels of higher education. This is a conference to further a cross-sector commitment to the high quality programmes for ambitious employers and apprenticeship routes designed for individuals with a will to succeed.

Join leading employer partners and experts from across the Further and Higher Education sector.

  • We welcome a forward thinking audience to explore best practice in apprenticeship work based learning, collaborative partnerships and innovative employer-driven programmes.
  • We will raise the debate around widening participation in higher education.
  • Are apprenticeships the catalyst to a step change in social mobility?

The call for papers, case study write-ups and workshop delivery is now open.  Proposals to participate in the conference will be reviewed taking into account.

  • Quality and clarity of thinking
  • Rigour of evidence and argument
  • Forward looking insight into Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
  • Demonstrating innovation for work based learning and/or contribution to understanding of Social Mobility

Optional publication: Papers or case-study-write-ups can be considered for publication in a Special Volume of the UVAC Work Based Learning Journal. Selection will be subject to review. To discuss publication contact m.crawfordlee@bolton.ac.uk or call 07763 820712.

Please complete and return the proposal form to apprenticeships@shu.ac.uk by 4pm on Tuesday 2nd April 2018

Please use the email heading: DA conference / publication proposal 

To discuss any aspect of the conference, email apprenticeships@shu.ac.uk or call 07787 006 340 and speak to Sam Moorwood, Head of Employer Solutions at Sheffield Hallam University.

Any profit generated from the conference will be donated to The Hallam Fund. The Hallam Fund provides much needed support to our student and research community so that they can overcome barriers, access the best opportunities and take on some of the toughest challenges facing society today. The Hallam Fund helps students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds, enables current students to access opportunities to develop their career paths and funds life-changing research.

Book a place on the event here

 

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