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SIG Forum Meeting – Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG

Join the Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG for an opportunity to share a window into your research and to open the door to potential collaborations for future work. 

We will be offering a guest speaker spot to our members to share their research in more detail, providing an opportunity for members to ask questions or offer thoughts and ideas on the work taking place.

Our first guest speaker on Friday 2nd June will be Dr Bally Kaur, who will share an outline of her (award winning!) thesis and her work since completing her doctorate. 


13:00 Welcome & Introduction
13:15 SIG Forum Meeting
14:00 Event Close

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SIG Convenors

Bill Esmond, Professor

Professor at University of Derby

Bill Esmond is Professor of Professional Education and Training at the University of Derby. His work examines the policies, structures, institutions and discourses that shape the spaces and practices of learning and work internationally. Recent...

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Kayte Haselgrove, Mrs

Assistant Programme Lead for Post 14 PGCE at University of Derby

Kayte Haselgrove taught English and led on teacher training and professional development in Further Education from 2010 – 2021. She is now a full time university lecturer and Assistant Programme Lead at the University of Derby, working with...

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Chris Midgley, Mr

Senior Lecturer at Keele University

Chris Midgley wears three 'educational' hats that offer a unique perspective of HE and PCET education: he is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University, working on undergraduate and postgraduate leadership programmes...

Guest Speaker

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Balwant Kaur, Dr

Assistant Professor for Race, Social Justice and Education at University of Birmingham

I am researcher and lecturer at the University of Derby. Prior to this I worked in Further Education and Initial Teacher Education. My research interests at this time include exploring the experiences of women in diasporic communities, culture...