UVAC Conference 2012

Work-Based Learning and Higher Education – Maximising Business and Individual Benefits and Institutional Income during a Period of Change

1st – 2nd November, Royal York Hotel, York

The 2012 UVAC Conference comprised a blend of plenary, keynote sessions and discussion-based workshops and roundtable sessions on both days. The conference dinner, held at the Royal York Hotel provided fantastic networking opportunities in a social setting.

A copy of the conference programme can be found here.

Emerald Best Workshop Proposal Prize 2012

This year’s Best Workshop Proposal Prize, awarded by Emerald Publishing, went to Ann Minton and Carol Steed of University of Derby Corporate. Ann (far left) and Carol (second left) are pictured receiving their prize.  Also pictured are Dr Ruth Helyer, UVAC Journal Editor, Tom Dark, Development Editor, Emerald Publishing and Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, UVAC. Ann and Carol’s workshop presentation and all the other workshop and keynote plenary sessions are below.

Keynote presentations

A Policy Summary and Context for Higher Education and Higher Level Work-Based Learning in England – Developing the Technician and Professional Level Skills of Both the Current and Future Workforce
Professor Alison Halstead, Pro Vice Chancellor, Aston University

Higher Education, Engaging Employers and Professional Learning – Higher Apprenticeship at Degree Levels, Opportunities for HE and FE
John Chudley, Divisional Apprenticeship Director – South, National Apprenticeship Service and Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, UVAC

Supporting practitioners to gain professional and academic recognition: The Covent Garden Experience*
Salim Jiwa, Head of the Centre for Work Based Learning, Andrew Gould, Senior Lecturer in Work-Based Learning, University of Greenwich and Dawn Lavelle, Head of Quality & Learning, Covent Garden Academy of Flowers
*This presentation is too big to upload.  If you wish to view it please contact us.

Collective Enterprise – University of Hertfordshire and Broxbourne Services Dr Chris Brown, Knowledge Transfer Leader, University of Hertfordshire and Peter Linkson, Head of Broxbourne Services

Higher Apprenticeship and Graduate Recruitment, Complementary Approaches to Expanding the Talent Pool – A Professional Services Example
Sara Caplan, PwC Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Partners or Competitors? Commercial Providers of Higher Education
John Davies, Head of Programme Development, Pearson               

Higher Level Skills – Challenges and Opportunities for Universities
Dr Darryll Bravenboer, Associate Dean Academic Development, Middlesex University

Higher Level Skills – Higher Apprenticeships
Rachel Davies, Principal, Somerset College

Higher Skills requirements @ Siemens
Martin Hottass, UK Skills Partner, Siemens plc

Funding Higher Level Work-Based Learning – HEFCE
Peter Seddon, Senior Policy Adviser, Knowledge Exchange & Skills, HEFCE

University Technical Colleges – Update on Latest Developments and the Role of HE and FE
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Charles Parker, Chief Executive, Baker Dearing Trust


Whose MSc is it anyway?
Dr Mark Jones, University of Brighton and Jason Russell, Surrey County Council

How work-based learning enhances continuing professional development for teaching and associate staff within a large school
Gillian Shiel, Northumbria University and Val Wigham, Kenton School

Developing Flexible Approaches in Postgraduate Work-based Learning*
 Dr Fiona Jordan, University of the West of England and Chris Procter, University of Salford
*There is no Powerpoint for this presentation

Connectivism: A Case Study of Networked Learning using Social Media for Establishing Arts Professionals
Alan Durrant, Dr Paula Nottingham and Joanna Adeyinka-Burford, Middlesex University

Flexing the muscles of HE pedagogy:  a partnership working experience of facilitating learning for credits with a highly specialist mixed group of hearing and deaf staff
Lucy Currie, Northumbria University and Mandy Barker Deaf Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services, NHS

Shaping the future: opportunities for HE provision in FE Colleges
John Widdowson, Chair of MEG

How Professional Practice Awards have worked innovatively to support the development of Early Years Practitioners in Rural Northumberland
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Kay Heslop, Northumbria University and Jenienne Hinchcliffe, Northumberland County Council

Laboratory of Learning in the Kindergarden: who learned what from the adventure of collaboration between the employer and the university?
Ruth Tharme, Tribal Group; Sheena Bankier, Tribal Group & Student; Rosemary McGuinness, Middlesex University

Opportunities for Working with Professional Bodies
Tony Howard, Anglia Ruskin University

Rising to the challenge: the dilemmas and debates of introducing High Impact Apprenticeships
Carol Steed and Ann Minton, University of Derby Corporate

Delivering a work based undergraduate learning programme for Railway Operators in South Africa
Vince Mills and Caroline Tuff, Glasgow Caledonian University

Implementing Wolf: – considering the implications for 14-19 vocational learning and progression to HE in a time of change
John Plunkett and John Brenchley, OCR

The Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning – the Commission’s work, initial findings and sharing good practice in adult vocational teaching and learning
Fiona McMillan, Vice-Chair of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning

An HEI/FEC Partnership Approach to Higher Apprenticeship – The Construction Operations Management Higher Apprenticeship in the Context of the Consultation on Higher Apprenticeships at Degree Levels
Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, UVAC

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