The Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) facilitates the exchange and dissemination of information and practices in lifelong learning and widening participation to higher 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. 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, the FACE annual conference have become a major event in the higher education diary, bringing together practitioners, senior managers, policy makers, researchers and many others concerned with lifelong learning and access to HE.
Widening Participation during COVID-19: News, Views & Resources
In our first webinar on 20 July, Ann-Marie Karadia from the Quality Assurance Agency and Dr. John Butcher from The Open University discussed the implications of the pandemic for mature and part-time students in higher education. Press play to watch the recording of the session and download the presentation slides below.
Over the last 26 years FACE has organised a vibrant annual conference that brings together practitioners, researchers and policymakers to promote social justice and widen access to further education, HE, and lifelong learning.
We pride ourselves in giving our members the space to publish their research and reach new audiences. Over the past 16 years, 696 authors have published 380 peer-reviewed papers in the FACE publication.