2015 Annual Conference for Partner Institutions

Programme and resources for 2015 Annual Conference for Partner Institutions.


Friday 16 October 2015


College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Greenmount Campus, Antrim


Developing an HE in FE Ethos



09:30am – 10:00am

Tea/Coffee on arrival

Not applicable

10.00am – 10.15am

Welcome and opening remarks

(Interactive Quiz) (Quiz Answers)

Mrs Maeve Paris, Chair, Collaborative Partnerships Forum, Ulster University

10.15am – 10.40am

A Context for HE in FE

Professor Richard Millar, PVC (Academic Planning Partnerships and International Affairs), Ulster University

10.40am – 10.55am

Academic Representation and Partnerships at Ulster

Ms Avril Honan, Student Engagement Manager, Students’ Union, Ulster University

Supporting FE Colleges to Strengthen Their Representation System

Mr Fergal McFerran, NUS-USI President

10.55am – 11.15am

Inspiring Teaching, Transforming Learning

Dr Kay Hack, Consultant in Academic Practice,  Mrs Sarah Turnbull, Partnership Manager

(Higher Education Academy)

11.15am – 11.30am


Not applicable

11.30am – 11.45am

Use of Bespoke Learning Spaces

Ms Sharon McCone, Southern Regional College

11.45am – 12.10pm

SRC: Promoting a Culture of HE in an FE Setting

Mr Peter Ballance, Ms Amanda Evans, Ms Carolyn Davison, Ms Catherine Shipman, Southern Regional College

12.10pm – 12.20pm

Centre for Flexible and Continuing Education: Revitalising Teaching and Learning(including Handout)

Mrs Angela Scanlon/Mrs Colette Murphy, Centre for Flexible and Continuing Education, Ulster University

12.20pm – 12.30pm

It’s All About Communication: Tackling retention, building belonging and improving student success in the Built Environment

Dr Michaela Keenan, Subject Partnership Manager, Ulster University

12.30am – 12.40pm

Mrs Margaret Sowney/Mr Jerome Marley, Subject Partnership Managers, Ulster University

12.40pm – 1.30pm

Developing an HE Ethos

Dr John Lea, Director HEFCE/AoC College HE Scholarship Project



Not applicable