PET Academic Symposium 2018
20 Apr 2018
Prisoners' Education Trust presents #AcademicPrisons, our fifth annual Academic Symposium, held in partnership with the University of Westminster.
20 April, 10am - 4pm, University of Westminster
The symposium aims to mobilise the experience, expertise and energy within the PUPiL and PLAN networks. As Governors take control of prison education budgets later this year, it is a crucial time to bring together academics, practitioners, governors, learners and policy-makers to discuss how to meet the challenges and opportunities of this new landscape. And most importantly how to improve outcomes as defined in the new Ministry of Justice definition of prison education:
“Activities that give individuals the skills they need to unlock their potential, gain employment and become assets to their communities. It should also build social capital and improve the well-being of prisoners during their sentences.”
We invite workshop abstract submissions from individuals or groups to hold one-hour workshops at the event. We particularly welcome interactive and creative workshops, and those involving people with lived experience of prison. The workshops should address the theme of mobilising research and partnership work to meet the changing policy environment and presenters can expect up to 25 attendees.
Further information available here.
Stay informed of updates here or through the event page on our website.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception at the venue between 4 and 6pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Prison University Partnerships in Learning- PUPiL
PET is excited to be working with the growing number of prison/university partnerships across the country. These partnerships bring universities and prisons, and students and prisoners, together in a range of innovative ways.
Prisoner Learning Academic Network- PLAN
PLAN's overall aim is to raise the profile, quality and impact of all levels of prison education by promoting and supporting rigorous and collaborative research, consultation and dissemination.