Higher education in further education colleges in England: Lessons for Australia
5.00-7.30pm, Thursday, 15 November 2012, Melbourne
Note: the 'Register' button is for the Melbourne seminar only. Please see below regarding the Sydney seminar.
Further education (FE) colleges teach about 10% of all higher education (HE) students in England. The English government’s far-reaching changes to higher education policy have implications for the way in which HE will develop in FE colleges.
In this seminar Professor Gareth Parry will discuss the impact of policy changes on development, partnerships between FE colleges and universities, the characteristics and attributes of HE students in FE colleges and their experiences, aspirations and sense of identity as students. He will consider the challenges FE colleges face in offering higher education and the lessons England’s experience may have for Australia, particularly for the TAFE sector.
Dates and locations *Updated*
|Cancelled||Monday, 29 October 2012||Sydney Institute of TAFE, Ultimo College. Rooms 7 & 8, Ground Floor, Building I, Mary Ann St, Ultimo NSW (Sydney)|
|5.00-7.30pm||Thursday, 15 November 2012||LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne. Level 1, 715 Swanston St, Carlton VIC (Melbourne)|
This is a free event but you must register to attend.
About Professor Gareth Parry
Professor Gareth Parry is England’s leading researcher on the relationship between higher education and further education. He is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Sheffield. His research is addressed to system change and policy reform in higher education. He was a research consultant to the Dearing inquiry into higher education, the Foster review of further education colleges, and a board member of Foundation Degree Forward. His recent work focuses on the role of college sectors in higher education, including a major study for the UK government entitled Understanding Higher Education in Further Education Colleges (2012).
Registration and more information
Sydney seminar – This seminar has been cancelled. For more information please contact VET Development Centre Event Manager Susanna Palermo: 03 9250 6011 or email@example.com
Melbourne seminar – please register by clicking on 'Register' above or contact LH Martin Institute Programs and Events Officer Anita Wong for more information: 03 8344 0906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.