A national policy conference to explore current and emerging challenges and approaches to widening participation in adult education, is being held by NIACE and The Open University today, as part of Adult Learners' Week (12-18 May 2012).
Those attending Widening participation in adult education: vision, reality and policy will be amongst the first to hear the findings of NIACE's 2012 annual participation survey, which tracks the current and recent participation of adults in all types of learning.
The conference will include an input from John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, as well as responses from Gordon Marsden MP and Baroness Sharp of Guildford.
Delegates will also hear from a range of speakers including:
• David Hughes, Chief Executive, NIACE (co-chair)
Will Swann, Director, Students, at The Open University, said:
The conference is one of a series of national events to celebrate Adult Learners' Week (12 - 18 May 2012), the UK's largest festival of learning.