From left to right: Jackie Dunne, UALL Honorary Secretary, Ian Ground, Explore Team Leader, North East Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Sunderland and Professor Jonathan Michie, Director, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.
The 2010 Award was presented to the North East Centre for Lifelong Learning (NECLL) at the University of Sunderland during the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Annual Conference at the University of Oxford on Monday 15th March 2010.
There was stiff competition for the national award this year, with 18 entries, and 5 short-listed. Entries came from a wide variety of organisations engaged in university lifelong learning around the UK, including some collaborative projects involving a number of institutions.
Each entry was assessed on the criteria of "creativity, innovation, sustainability, impact and transferability".
The decision in favour of Explore was unanimous.
This national recognition by experts and practitioners in Lifelong Learning and adult education is an achievement of which the University, the Explore Team and our fantastic tutors are very proud.
The UALL Awards Scheme
The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) Award Scheme was launched in 2009 to recognise and celebrate projects, programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector.
After the first year of the UALL Awards Scheme, Professor Sir Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University and Chair of UALL, said that “The Awards Scheme is an ideal opportunity for institutions to gain recognition for the valuable lifelong learning that is being undertaken throughout the UK HE sector”.