Mature Students Matter

20 November 2019

During the first Leeds Arts University Research: In Conversation event in our Postgraduate Suite, our mature students and researchers will share a series of short presentations and discussions about their experiences and insights. They explore the many ways in which mature students matter in creative education.

This will be of interest to: mature students, adult learner community groups, researchers, outreach and WP practitioners, FE and HE academic and student support staff.

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Meet at Blenheim Walk reception


Refreshments in the Postgraduate Suite


Welcome, introduction and orientation


Panel 1: The researcher and practitioner perspective


Dr Samantha Broadhead, Head of Research


Martell Baines, Progression Manager


Frances Norton, Course Co-ordinator on MA Creative Practice


Followed by ten minutes discussion and questions


Impact activity. An opportunity for all participants to present their viewpoints and give feedback.


Panel 2: The mature student perspective


John Gamble from Art School/Ilkley


Ingrid Bale from Sew for Change


Melanie Dewey, Carol Sowden, Ann Barrass from TCL Art Collective


Followed by ten minutes discussion and questions


Thanks and going forward


All are invited to return to the Postgraduate Suite for refreshments and networking

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  • 20 November 2019
  • Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)