TUESDAY 27 JUNE
From 18.00 – Informal Welcome Evening
Delegates are welcome to join us at this informal welcome session hosted by the FACE Executive, which provides an opportunity for delegates arriving in the City to connect in an informal environment. The evening will run from 18.00 – 21.00 so please join us for a coffee or a drink and get to know some of your fellow delegates.
Venue: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN. The hotel is adjacent to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Please join us in the private lounge adjacent to the bar.
WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE
10.30 – 11.30 – Pre-Conference session – Getting Published
This session is open to all delegates and will consider the many aspects of publishing, from devising a research question to finding an appropriate journal or book; from understanding the existing literature in your field to creating a logical, convincing narrative. Whilst we all understand the need to demonstrate impact and thoroughly evaluate our work, it can be difficult to know how to disseminate our practices and knowledge more widely through formal, academic publication. This workshop will provide an insight into the process with information and activities around planning your research; ethics and data, writing a strong paper and the peer-review process.
11.00 – 12.00 – Conference Registration
11.30 – 12.00 – Welcome for FACE newcomers
If you are a first time attendee at the FACE Conference please join us for a brief introduction in the work of FACE, and its role in facilitating the exchange of information and practices in Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education.
12.00 – Welcome Lunch
13.00 – FACE 2017 Official Opening
Welcome from Conference Chair
Professor John Storan, Chair of the Executive Committee, FACE
Welcome from Host Institutions
Andrew Comrie, Director of Academic Innovation, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland & Professor Tom Inns, Director, Glasgow School of Art
Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science
Prof Sir Peter Scott, Commissioner for Fair Access to Higher Education in Scotland
The scale of the challenge in removing barriers to education is something faced by all educational institutions. Ensuring all members of society have fair access to opportunities, regardless of socioeconomic background, is vital in creating a fair and inclusive society, and a high skill and competitive economy. Appointed as the first ever Commissioner for Fair Access by the Scottish Government in December 2016, Sir Peter will specifically outlining his ambitions and priorities for widening access within the Scottish education sector, and how he is working with universities, colleges, schools and the Scottish Government to address these challenges.
14.30 – 16.00 – Parallel Paper and Workshop Sessions
16.00 – Tea/Coffee and Networking Break
16.20 – Afternoon Session
Jesse Paul, Fair Access Manager, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
With a performance by RCS students
Day 1 Closing Remarks
Professor John Storan, Chair of the Executive Committee, FACE
17.00 – 18.30 – Free time for Delegates
19.00 – 20.00 – Civic Reception – Glasgow City Chambers, 80 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU
THURSDAY 29 JUNE
08.15 – 09.00 – FACE International Committee Meeting
09.15 – 09.30 – Welcome – Professor John Storan, Chair of the Executive Committee, FACE
Alan Sherry, Principal, Glasgow Kelvin College
The Further Education sector in Scotland has a pivotal role to play in widening access and participation to education for students from some of our most marginalised communities. Following their regional reorganisation, Scotland’s colleges are uniquely positioned to offer the types of tailored support that is key to the success of young people and adult learners. This session will hear from Alan Sherry, Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, an institution shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement FE College of Year 2017, who will share his experiences of navigating the challenges that colleges in this country face.
10.00 – Tea/Coffee and Networking Break
10.30 – 12.00 – Parallel Paper and Workshop Sessions
12.00 – 13.00 – Networking Lunch and Launch of FACE Publication 2017
13.00 – Keynote Speaker
President, American National Association for Developmental Education
Developmental education is a comprehensive process that focuses on the intellectual, social, and emotional growth and development of students, with NADE seeking to improve the theory and practice of developmental education at all levels of the educational spectrum. As an organisation NADE promotes educational opportunity for all individuals, appropriate to their needs, goals, and abilities, and encourages educators and institutions to utilise multiple forms of assessment that will ensure proper placement of students based on levels of academic preparedness. Robin Ozz has been teaching developmental education to students from Kindergarten to Graduate School for 39 years, and will discuss how this method creates opportunities and enables students from all levels of educational preparedness achieve their goals.
13.50 – 14.50 – Parallel Paper and Workshop Sessions
14.50 – Tea/Coffee and Networking Break
15.15 – 16.45 – Parallel Paper and Workshop Sessions
16.45 – 17.30 – FACE AGM
Members of FACE are invited to join us for the Annual General Meeting.
16.45 – All other Delegates Free Time
19.00 – Transfer to Gala Dinner Venue
From the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to Òran Mór, 731 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8QX
19.30 – Gala Dinner Drinks Reception
Gala Dinner & Traditional Scottish Ceilidh
23.00 – Gala Dinner close and transport back to hotels
FRIDAY 30 JUNE
09.30 – Welcome – Professor John Storan, Chair of the Executive Committee, FACE
Vonnie Sandlan, President, NUS Scotland
NUS Scotland President in academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17; this keynote presentation at the FACE conference in Glasgow is her final official duty in that role. Previously a student at Glasgow Clyde College and the University of West of Scotland, Vonnie was a member of the Scottish Government’s influential Commission on Widening Access and currently sits on the board of Who Cares? Scotland. Vonnie’s experience and commitment to widening access and participation, coupled with her current tenure on Universities Scotland committees, positions her uniquely to talk about our conference themes. A passionate advocate for the Learner Voice, Vonnie will explain why she believes it’s vital that young people are at the heart of the debate around the future direction of access activities.
10.20 – 11.50 – Parallel Paper and Workshop Sessions
12.00 – Conference Conclusions and Closing Remarks
With a performance from Radiant and Brighter Children’s Choir
Closing Remarks from Professor John Storan, Chair of the Executive Committee, FACE
12.30 – 13.15 – Networking Lunch and Conference Close
From 13.30 – Glasgow School of Art Walking Tour for Delegates