An abstract is a summary of the work you have completed, or are currently exploring. It begins with the background to your study, outlining what is already known and feeding into the question you are asking. The abstract identifies the methods you have used and it finishes with a statement about the significance of any findings.
A clear summary is very important – many conference participants choose which posters/presentations/workshops to attend on the information contained in the abstract. A well-written summary can therefore help you draw an appropriate audience to your session. Please remember that FACE conference delegates come from a wide range of backgrounds and subject areas – it is therefore important to keep jargon and acronyms to a bare minimum! Contributors to the 2019 conference are invited to submit abstracts using the following form here.
Key Themes for this year’s conference can be seen below
- Public good of Higher Education: Exploring and understanding the wider benefits of an inclusive Higher Education system
- Widening Participation: Challenging and innovative approaches to access and success in HE and beyond
- Place: Examining the impact of place and context on HE access and participation
- Lifelong Learning: The role of HE institutionally, regionally, nationally and internationally in creating and delivering lifelong learning opportunities
Please provide details for:
- Title of contribution
- Conference theme (s) of most relevance
- Name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of presenters/authors
This information is to be accompanied by a summary of no more than 400 words, outlining:
- The area of interest for access and continuing education
- Statement or hypothesis outlining the purpose or question of study
- A very brief description about what is already known about your topic – including relevant policies or strategies
- Your preferred theories or methodologies
- Any finding or conclusions that may have already been reached
You are also asked to indicate the preferred format for your contribution:
- A presentation usually lasts for approximately 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions.
- A workshop refers to practical activity facilitated by the contributor and is usually allocated more time (usually around 45 minutes).
- A poster session refers to a visual display accompanied by a variety of materials, with the contributor being available for consultation at advertised times within the conference.
Contributors are asked to provide a list of keywords (usually no more than half a dozen) that will guide readers and help the editing team to categorise abstracts.