One important role of FACE is to facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information and practices in Lifelong Learning and access to HE. 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. As a large multi-sector network we play a key role as a pressure group, service provider, staff development forum, national policy shaper, information service and event organiser.
FACE membership has grown rapidly over the years reflecting the changing boundaries of lifelong learning practices in HE and beyond. It has developed into the largest network of its type in Europe with growing national and international partnership arrangements.
In turn FACE annual conferences have become major events in the HE diary bringing together practitioners, senior manager, policy makers, researchers and many others concerned with lifelong learning and access to HE.
Over the last 26 years FACE has successfully organised an annual conference which brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers to promote social justice and widen access to higher and further education and lifelong learning.
We pride ourselves in giving our members the space to publish their research. Over the past 16 years 380 papers and 696 authors have published their papers in the FACE publication.