Research seminar at the University of Strathclyde (Scotland)

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On 31 October, the University of Strathclyde will organise a research seminar on ‘Experiences of studying and learning for adult learners on access course programmes: findings from the research/practice dialogue.’ This seminar is organised within the framework of the DIALOGUE project.

The seminar will explore adult returners’ learning approaches and information literacy skills based on qualitative interview data from a Pre-Entry Certificate course at Strathclyde feeding into degrees within HASS and the Business School.

The study provides an insight into the perceptions of part-time learners, suggests modifications to further strengthen the course for future students, and paves the way for further investigations. This research is especially timeous given the current policy dialogue around part-time study and the importance of providing opportunity for non-traditional students in difficult economic times. A further aspect is the examination of barriers to change within universities.

Date: 31 October 2012, 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: Lunch in room GH230, Seminar in room GH232,

Centre for Lifelong Learning, Level 7, Graham Hills Building, 40 George St

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Registration: Please contact Katy Anderson ( to register.


Please click here to see the official seminar flyer.