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SIG Forum Meeting – Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG

Join the Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG for an provide 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

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Bill Esmond, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Derby

Bill Esmond is associate professor at the University of Derby, where he is cluster lead for research in the field of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), professional and continuing education. Following extensive periods of...

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Kayte Haselgrove, Mrs

Assistant Programme Lead for Post 14 PGCE at University of Derby

Kayte Haselgrove has been teaching in Further Education since 2010. Since then she has worked as a teacher, course leader, Advanced Practitioner and Head of Department for English and Maths and then CPD, Learning and Teacher Training in Further...

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Chris Midgley, Mr

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

I wear three 'educational' hats that give me a unique perspective of PCET education: First, I am a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, working on apprenticeships and MBA programmes – as well as...

Guest Speaker

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Balwant Kaur, Dr

Lecturer at University of Derby

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...