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.
The conference will be held at University Square Stratford which is in centre of Stratford, just five minutes’ walk from Stratford station.
University Square Stratford
1 Salway Road
Stratford is served by national and London Overground rail services, as well as the London Underground Central and Jubilee lines, and the Docklands Light Railway. Bus routes calling at Stratford station include: the 25, 69, 86, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, and the D8.
The campus is accessible via the A12, A13 roads, and the A406 London circular.
Please note there is no parking at the University Square Stratford Building for staff, students or conference delagates. However, there are twelve disabled parking bays in Salway Road. These are public access on a first-come, first-served basis and are not managed by the university.
Modes of transport available: