UVAC Journal

UVAC Journal

Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning focuses specifically on the interface between higher education and the workplace. The only publication dedicated to this area, the journal provides international coverage of issues, developments and innovation in higher education skills, higher level work-based learning and higher education, showcasing work around employer engagement, work integrated learning, co-operative education, graduate employability and workforce development.

The journal is truly international in coverage, with members of the review board based at institutions across the UK, Europe, Australia and the US. Submissions mirror this geographic spread with authors from across Europe, the United Arab Emirates and the US published in 2016.

The journal aims to research areas which are important to its readers, with recent Special Issues addressing:
– Higher level vocational skills at college
– Global perspectives on profound pedagogies
– Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Find out more about the journal here and to view our current calls for papers.

We are currently calling for papers for a special issue due to be published in 2020 titled:

Transforming the Perception of Apprenticeships in England: Professional Careers in the Public Sector


Guest editors:

  • Darryll Bavenboer PFHEA, Director of Apprenticeships and Skills, Middlesex University
  • Mandy Crawford Lee, Director of Policy and Operations, University Vocational Awards Council

UVAC Members will be sent an email containing a unique link that will direct them to the Emerald Insight platform. Members will be able to sign up or log in to their Emerald Insight profile and access the HESWBL journal for free.