There has never been a more important time for students to be represented effectively and to have a voice in their learning while at college.  The current common inspection framework creates many areas where learner voice is crucial and the new Youth Social Action agenda means there is even more reason to engage learners in the decision making of their institution.

This practical workshop will provide an overview of learner voice and representation within FE, ensuring that delegates are informed in current legislation and leave with an array of practical tools to take back to their institutions and deliver with their students.

How is this workshop different?

As representatives of the Learner Voice Practitioner Network, this hands on workshop, delivered by practitioners with personal experience of student engagement in FE, will bring best practice from across the sector and make it applicable to delegates in their own contexts. We offer the only training on learner voice in the FE sector.

The objectives of the workshop are to provide:

  • An overview of current legislation and policy, providing a backdrop relevant to all institutions
  • An understanding of current practice within their institution
  • A toolkit of practical ideas and activities to take back to their institution, enabling them to facilitate learner voice and representation with their students
  • Specific ideas for engaging all types of FE students, made relevant to their context
  • An insight into the national framework including NUS and the Learner Voice Practitioner Network, and how they can get involve.
  • Access to a network of colleagues in similar roles across the country

How will the workshop benefit attendees?

Delegates will go back to their institutions ready and able to engage with students and deliver effective learner voice programmes, ensuring that students feel heard and that colleges are best placed to meet the needs of their students.

Date

04-12-2019

Venue

Manchester

Fees

AoC Member = £299.00 + VAT

Non-Member (College/Public Sector) = £400 + VAT

Accommodation

If you need accommodation please call Conference Care, our preferred supplier, on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Create workshop.

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Contact

Registration, programme & general enquiries: training@aoc-create.co.uk

0207 034 2640

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0207 034 9900

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Programme

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Speakers

Tony Payne

Tony Payne is the Learner Voice Practitioner for EKC Group and has been the National Lead for the LVP Network since 2013. He began his career as an elected Sabbatical Officer at Christ Church University after running the radio station as a volunteer. During his time at Canterbury, the Students’ Union has become one of the most successful in the UK winning three NUS awards, the TES FE Award for supporting students and an AoC Beacon award. As National Lead of the LVP Network he has contributed to national strategies on engaging FE students for the London 2012 Olympic Games, BBC Children in Need, UK Student Volunteering Network, the National Union of Students and regularly contributes to the TES #UKFECHAT network. He has recently completed a year’s secondment as Head of Union Development at NUS where he was leading the organisation’s new strategy on Learner Voice in Education as well as leading on Further Education Students’ Union Development. He was recently voted one of JISC top ten social media superstars for his work in Learner Voice.

Laura Pike

Laura Pike began working within the student movement 14 years ago as an elected sabbatical officer, a role which ignited her passion for student voice and paved the way for her career within the movement.  Since then her work has focused on empowering young people to bring about change within themselves, their education and wider society, both within FE and the voluntary sector.   Laura is an experienced trainer, having facilitated training and workshops with students and staff at a local and national level for a number of years.  As General Manager at Bradford College Students’ Union, Laura was responsible for managing the largest Students’ Union within FE and alongside this helped to coordinate the Learner Voice Practitioner Network, supporting colleagues across the sector and sharing best practice.  She is currently a freelance consultant within the student movement and is a Trustee at the University of Sunderland Students’ Union.

Tony Payne

Tony Payne is the Learner Voice Practitioner for EKC Group and has been the National Lead for the LVP Network since 2013. He began his career as an elected Sabbatical Officer at Christ Church University after running the radio station as a volunteer. During his time at Canterbury, the Students’ Union has become one of the most successful in the UK winning three NUS awards, the TES FE Award for supporting students and an AoC Beacon award. As National Lead of the LVP Network he has contributed to national strategies on engaging FE students for the London 2012 Olympic Games, BBC Children in Need, UK Student Volunteering Network, the National Union of Students and regularly contributes to the TES #UKFECHAT network. He has recently completed a year’s secondment as Head of Union Development at NUS where he was leading the organisation’s new strategy on Learner Voice in Education as well as leading on Further Education Students’ Union Development. He was recently voted one of JISC top ten social media superstars for his work in Learner Voice.

Laura Pike

Laura Pike began working within the student movement 14 years ago as an elected sabbatical officer, a role which ignited her passion for student voice and paved the way for her career within the movement.  Since then her work has focused on empowering young people to bring about change within themselves, their education and wider society, both within FE and the voluntary sector.   Laura is an experienced trainer, having facilitated training and workshops with students and staff at a local and national level for a number of years.  As General Manager at Bradford College Students’ Union, Laura was responsible for managing the largest Students’ Union within FE and alongside this helped to coordinate the Learner Voice Practitioner Network, supporting colleagues across the sector and sharing best practice.  She is currently a freelance consultant within the student movement and is a Trustee at the University of Sunderland Students’ Union.