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Pedagogic Reflection and Research at Birkbeck

Guide to open access monograph publishing

  • The OAPEN-UK project has developed a guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers.
  • The guide aims to help researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges of publishing a scholarly monograph in open access. It starts with an overview of open access publishing and business models for monographs and then goes on to address common concerns of researchers such as legal issues, financial concerns, quality etc.
  • It is available online and there are also copies available in Birkbeck library.

Society for Research in Higher Education

  • The Society for Research into Higher Education aims to support and further the understanding of higher education. It offers a range of awards and events to support research and scholarship in this area.
  • Annual Research Awards
  • Conferences and Events

AHEA Book Series 2019: Request for Proposal

  • Since 2011, the AHEA Book Series has published books associated with the Adult Higher Education Alliance conferences. This year, the book series will move forward with the eighth instalment book (projected release date of November 2019).
  • For the next book, we are soliciting proposals for an authored/co-authored or edited/co-edited book to be published in 2019. The topic of the book should be related to adult learning in professional, organizational, or community settings. Appropriate manuscripts will focus on presenting original research, building on theory, presenting a model, and/or sharing innovative practices. Manuscripts intended for practitioner audiences and academic audiences are welcomed.
  • The deadline for submitting a proposal is June 30, 2017. Authors will be notified of the proposal acceptance by August 1, 2017. All proposals will be peer-reviewed, and one proposal will be selected. RFP submissions must include the completed proposal form as well as CVs and contact information for all authors.
  • Get further information about this endeavour.

Universities Association for Lifelong Learning: The Community Research and Engagement Network seminar and discussion series

  • UALL have announced a series of events, starting in Wales and moving to England (Wolverhampton), Scotland (Glasgow) and Northern Ireland (Ulster). The intention is to make the network as accessible as is possible and thus share collective ideas and passions for inclusive outreach and lifelong learning.
  • Exploring community partnerships as a catalyst for engagement in WP: The first event at the Gwent Archives is intended to follow the traditions of bringing learning out of the university and formal learning environment and into the community offering significant attention to participant as well as provider perspectives. The partnerships this network wants to explore are ones which recognise the wider value of working collaboratively towards a lifelong learning/widening participation/widening access agenda with partners in education, third sector and employers (as well as any other organisation). Such partnerships can then work towards understanding and distributing the capabilities influenced model which enables communities as well as providers to recognise and to use existing community (spaces) resources towards widening participation/widening access activity.

UK Seminar series

  • UALL intend to take the network seminar across the home nations of the UK, working with other universities to deliver seminars exploring much of the above. To date, this includes the University of Glasgow (September, details to be confirmed), University of Wolverhampton (October 12th, details to follow) and University of Ulster (November, title and final date TBC). If you feel what the network offers is an area of interest which you may also wish to be a part of, then please feel free to contact us and we can discuss you becoming a part of this seminar series. We intend, at each event, to discuss how we might combine our interests and resources to form a conference specific to the work of this network in 2018. For more information, please contact Mark Richardson at: recoveredwales@icloud.com

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