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Moving Forward: First Joint Conference of NALN and UKADIA

The St Brides Foundation, nr Fleet Street, London
10 February 2010 00:00 - 11 February 2010 00:00

The organisers are delighted to announce the first joint conference for the National Arts Learning Network (NALN) and the United Kingdom Art and Design Institutions' Association (UKADIA)
February’s event will launch the new organisation formed from the link up between NALN and UKADIA. The St Brides Foundation, with its long history of providing social, cultural and educational activities to develop potential, provides a wonderful venue to stage this first joint conference.
Focus will remain on the key issues that continue to be important to both NALN and UKADIA.
Day One will look at:
The future development of widening participation in art, design & performing arts in Higher Education.
Day Two will look at:
Prevalent issues facing the specialist arts institutions, in the light of the current socio-economic climate and the impending election year.
Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practioners in the further and higher education sector, the conference will be of interest to anyone working in higher and further education in the arts as well as those with an interest in widening access and increasing diversity.

The Programme includes:

Workshop sessions from NALN projects and other UK leading researchers & practioners including presentations on:

  • ‘Fairness in Admissions to HE Art & Design’;
  •  ‘Preparation for HE courses’;
  • ‘Changes to the FE Landscape’;
  • ‘Tracking Graduates Destinations’;
  • ‘Entering the Workforce’;
  • ‘Working with Schools and Colleges beyond Widening Participation’.


  • Professor Carole Leathwood, Professor of Education, Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE), London Metropolitan University.
  • Dr Paul Goodwin, Associate Fellow, Centre for Urban & Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths & Curator of Cross Cultural Programmes at Tate Britain.
  • Steve Besley, Head of Policy, Edexcel.

‘Moving Forward’, refers not only to the merger of NALN and UKADIA as a new organisation, but also to progressing the organisations aims. NALN's focus is to increase the proportion of students from working class backgrounds studying arts and design in Higher Education and progressing to the creative industries; UKADIA's focus is to promote the voice of specialist arts, design colleges. 
Delegate Rates:
Day One: £170
Day One and Dinner: £225
Day Two: £170
Day One & Two: £280
Day One & Two and dinner: £345
All bookings must be made via the conference 2010 booking form on the NALN website

Contact Name:
Kirsty Morris
Contact Telephone:
0207 514 8506
Contact Email:

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