Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education
University of Stirling 2-4 July 2003
Detailed programme for delegates available NOW
The University of Stirling is delighted to welcome you to the first FACE conference to be held in Scotland
Established in 1993, FACE is a UK wide network for
those involved and concerned with Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.
As a multisector network FACE and its members are at the forefront of
the challenges involved in providing Lifelong Learning opportunities for
all. As an inclusive organisation FACE encourages collaboration and partnerships
whilst maintaining a member-driven voice on the key issues for providers
and learners. One important role for FACE is to facilitate the exchange
and dissemination of information and practices in Lifelong Learning and
Continuing Education. By promoting collaboration and innovation between
providers and practitioners FACE aims to support and encourage a socially
inclusive framework for Lifelong Learning, challenging exclusion and fostering
full participation. Members come from all sectors of Higher Education,
Further Education, Local Government, Voluntary Organisations and related
organisations. With members from every part of the UK as well as international
members, the FACE membership represents a strong network drawn from all
areas of lifelong learning providers. Visit the FACE website for further
The FACE conference 2003 will consider these three strands through four key 'themes':
Key Dates for Your Diary
Your hosts will be the Division of Academic Innovation and Continuing Education (DAICE) and the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) within the Institute of Education (IoE). Together DAICE and CLL constitute one of the UK's largest grouping of academics in post-compulsory education with over 20 academic staff in this area, including four professors.
The conference will be located on campus at the University of Stirling in its Management Centre, a fully-equipped conference facility with quality restaurant/bar facilities and accommodation which meets the Scottish Tourist Board's coveted 5 Crown commended classification.
En-suite single study bedroom accommodation is available on campus in the University's Andrew Stewart Hall. However, delegates may prefer to choose the integral hotel standard accommodation provided within the Management Centre. The conference fee includes 2 nights accommodation (2 & 3 July). Extra nights are available on 1 and 4 July. Please use the booking form to indicate your requirements.
Please indicate on the booking form if you have any special requirements. There are 28 ground floor bedrooms at the Stirling Management Centre, two of which are specially adapted for disabled guests. Andrew Stewart Hall has five access level bedrooms but there are no lifts in the building, so they are unsuitable for wheelchair users. Disabled car parking spaces may be reserved at both locations.
Free parking is available at both the Management Centre and at Andrew Stewart Hall.
Using your laptop at conference
Stirling Management Centre bedrooms have network connection points which can be used for Internet access if your laptop has an Ethernet card or is able to work in a networked environment. The bedrooms are also supplied with telephone connection points for using with a modem. There are no facilities for laptop use in Andrew Stewart Hall bedrooms, but there will be a room set aside for this purpose at the Stirling Management Centre.
All meals, including breakfast will be provided in the Management Centre, apart from the Buffet Reception which will be held in the historic Airthrey Castle, where the DAICE offices are located.
The campus has been voted the most beautiful in Europe and is set within the estate of the 18th century Airthrey Castle. The Campus includes the recently refurbished arts centre and cinema, a concourse of shops including a branch of the Bank of Scotland, a Post Office and a travel agent, as well as extensive sports facilities, including a 9-hole golf course, the National Tennis Centre, a 50m swimming pool, and the newly equipped M P Jackson Fitness Centre with a full range of cardio-vascular machines and strength and conditioning equipment. Delegates will have full access to all sports facilities. Those resident in Stirling Management Centre will have free access, but Andrew Stewart Hall residents will have to pay on entry.
The historic city of Stirling is Braveheart's country, and is dominated by the famous Stirling Castle. For those intending to extend their stay in Scotland, Stirling provides an excellent location for onward travel to the Western Isles, the Fife Coast and even onward travel to Orkney and Shetland. John O'Groats is a mere 5-hour drive!
For more information about the city of Stirling, and for campus maps and a photographic tour, visit http://www.home.stir.ac.uk/map.htm
Stirling is located some 30 miles from Edinburgh Airport, 40 miles from Glasgow Airport and 60 miles from Prestwick Airport, to which both scheduled and low cost airlines fly from most UK airports. There are regular trains to Stirling from both main Scottish cities, and easy motorway access from the south. Delegates are encouraged to make early flight bookings to secure low cost fares. Airlines offering budget fares include:
Good deals on standard airlines may be sourced on websites such as:
For information on rail travel, visit
The conference will start with lunch scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday 2 July and conclude after lunch (approximately 2 pm.) on Friday 4 July. There will be a buffet reception in Airthrey Castle on campus on Wednesday evening, and the conference dinner and ceilidh will take place in the Stirling Management Centre on Thursday 3 July. Between sessions, you will be able to enjoy student artwork exhibited in the Management Centre by the Open College for the Arts (www.oca-uk.com). Full programme now available.
As a Pre-FACE Event, with the Scottish Further Education Unit we are offering workshops on experiential learning on 2 July, 9.30 to 12.00 at the Castle Business Park, Stirling. The workshops will be led by Professor David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and Professor Michael Reynolds of the University of Lancaster. Email Jim.Ross@sfeu.ac.uk for further information or contact SFEU, Argyll Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling FK9 4TY. Tel +44 (0) 1786 892000, Fax +44 (0) 1786 892001, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute of Education also co-hosts the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, and CRLL's 2003 International Conference: Experiential-Community-Workplace: Researching Learning outside the Academy is on 27-29 June 2003 in Glasgow, allowing a few days to re-invigorate yourself for FACE. See crll. gcal.ac.uk.
National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
John Storan's keynote address and the international strand's concurrent sessions added an exciting new dimension to the NADE 2003 conference in Austin. We hope to see FACE again well represented in St Louis next March and invite developmental educators and other learning assistance professionals to submit proposals for presentations at NADE 2004, which will be held March 10-14, 2004, in St. Louis. Concurrent sessions will highlight the conference theme, "Developmental Education: Gateway to Success."
To access the Call for Proposals on line, go to http://www.nade2004.com; from the home page, just click on the "Downloadable Forms and Info" link. The deadline for proposal submission is June 12 for applicants within the United States and July 31 for international applicants.
For more information, contact Bruce Myers, NADE 2004 Program Co-chair, at email@example.com.
Fees and Registering for the conference
The deadline for receipt of registration forms is 16 May 2003. Please download the registration form (in Word format) or Rich Text Format (RTF) and return either by email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to FACE Conference Administrator, DAICE, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA. Fax +44 (0) 1786 463398.
FACE 2003 Administrator, DAICE,
University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Tel: +44 (0) 1786 467940
Fax: +44 (0) 1786 463398