Important Announcement regarding the 2020 FACE Annual Conference
We write to you in our respective capacities as Professor Verity Brown, PVC (Impact and Innovation) University of East London and Professor John Storan, Chair of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE). It is with great disappointment that we have to inform you that due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the decision has been jointly taken to postpone this year’s FACE conference: The place of widening participation and lifelong learning, which was to be hosted at the University of East London from the 1st to the 3rd of July.
On behalf of the FACE Executive Committee and the FACE conference team at the University of East London we regret not being able to run the conference this year and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. The FACE conference, as many of you will know, is the premiere event in the field of access and widening participation in higher education and attracts delegates not just from all parts of the UK but also internationally. We would therefore like to thank all delegates and colleagues for their interest and support for the conference. The FACE conference team led by Tony Hudson and Agnieszka Spytkowska deserve special thanks for all their commitment and hard work in planning and developing the conference.
The FACE Executive will be looking to reschedule the conference at a yet to be determined future date taking account of all official advice and guidance concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will keep you updated through both the conference and FACE websites as well as the monthly FACE e-bulletin. The FACE conference team will be in touch with conference delegates directly to arrange refunds and related matters.
Thank you again for all your continued support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you at the next FACE conference.
Prof Verity Brown PVC, UEL / Prof John Storan, Chair of FACE
The FACE Conference 2020 team would like to take this opportunity to thank colleagues who have supported the conference by submitting an abstract and registering as delegates. We are currently working with UEL’s finance department to arrange for registration fees to be refunded as soon as possible. We must also thank our abstract reviewers who have provided timely and constructive advice to abstract authors. Lastly we must also thank our keynote speakers who kindly offered to share their experience and expertise in a keynote session. We hope that you will join us for the next FACE Conference.
University Square Stratford
The conference will be held at UEL’s shared campus, University Square Stratford (USS), which is a five minute walk from Stratford Station. The USS building is a unique collaboration between Birkbeck, University of London and the University of East London. Inside the spacious tiered lecture theatre. which can accommodate up to 300 delegates, will be used for all keynote presentations and panel discussion. The lecture theatre can be accessed from both the ground floor and first floor. Up to five break-out rooms will be available for parallel paper presentations and symposia on the first floor.
Refreshments will be served on the ground floor in the large meeting room adjacent to the lecture theatre. The registration desk will be located in the foyer on the ground floor and will be staffed by members of the conference team for the duration of the conference. A luggage room will also available for use of delegates attending the conference.