#FEResearchMeet (Greater Manchester)

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Ashton-under-Lyne Sixth Form College

Darnton Road



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A "Research Meet" for those working in further education.

  • Research

  • Experience

  • Practice

Where and when?

Ashton Sixth Form College, Thursday 21st June 2018, 10am-4pm (Registration from 9.30am).

What is the event?

We will explore the research, practice and ideas emerging within the sector, for the sector. The event will seek to reflect the priorities for the sector and showcase innovations. These might relate to teaching and learning or student experience for example.

What is the format?

You will hear from two key note speakers on their current or recent research during the day and from 8-12 presenters. The presenters pitch their research, innovation or theme for their session and participants then select two of those sessions to attend during the day. All of the presenters are practitioners, teachers, lecturers or tutors within the post compulsory education and training sector.

Who is the event for?

We welcome staff from sixth form colleges, further education colleges, school sixth forms, academies with post 16 provision and staff from work based learning – as participants and as presenters.

Want to present?

Great! Contact for a proposal form and submit this for consideration by 1st March. Tell us about your research, project or innovation that you would like to present. We will notify those selected to present in March. We will then publicise all presentation themes. Everyone submitting a proposal will be invited to write an article in the follow up publication.

Want to attend as a participant?

Great! Simply book via Eventbrite.

Information on Key Note speakers:

We are deligted to have secured two brilliant key note speakers.

Kevin Orr, Professor of Work and Learning at the Univiersity of Huddersfield


Bill Watkin, CEO of the Sixth Form Colleges Assosiation

Logistics for the day:

How to find us:


By car: There will be some limited parking at the venue.

Train: On arriving in Manchester you will need to get a connecting train to Stalybridge or Ashton-under-Lyne. We are a 20 minute walk from either of these stations. Some trains from Leeds/Huddersfield also stop at Stalybridge.

Food and drink.

Light refreshments will be available. Please notify organisers of any dietary needs at least a week prior to the event.


Please bring along your Eventbrite booking. The event is free of charge to those working in post 16 / further education or those in HE researching FE matters and therefore places are strictly limited. We are unable to accept multiple bookings by one person for a single setting. We must have contact details for all participants booking.


We will contact you following your booking and keep in touch with you about the event. Updates regarding all presenters and their themes will be around March 2018.

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