We have responded to the Higher Education Research Act (2017) by forming a Co-operative University Working Group (CUWG). This consists of co-operative educators and practitioners, academics, students, adult and community educators, and others interested in alternative educational approaches.
We already deliver higher education with university partners and CUWG is fully committed to public higher education. However the Act encourages the formation of ‘challenger’ institutions complementary to the existing University system and encourages visionary thinking on governance, pedagogy, curriculum, fees, federated approaches and social purpose.
The aim of the day is to network with like-minded and interested individuals and organisations through active learning and discussion.
This one day conference will take place at Federation House in Manchester on 9th November 2017 with standard tickets priced at £95 (inc VAT) College members tickets priced at £85 (inc VAT) and concessions £45 (inc VAT). We also welcome applications for bursaries, with more information available here
We will be releasing more details, including booking information, shortly.
Join us and share your thoughts on what a Co-operative University should look like!