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ABOUT the Work & Learning Network

This academic website includes links to the Work and Learning Research Centre a SIG of the Centre for Education Research and Scholarship at Middlesex University.



To be a vibrant practitioner led network, recognised for its excellence,

that advocates Higher Education (HE) in the workplace and empowers learners

within HE through encouraging lifelong learning goals




  • To provide inspiration and leadership through the development and sharing of work and learning professional practice as an important and integral part of academic awards.

  • To encourage and promote values, research, scholarly activity and professional practice that encourages the development of work and learning as a critical pedagogy.

  • To promote networking, seminars and conferences for members as well as a national lobby (through UALL) to influence the direction of work and learning in HE.


  • To disseminate good practice in relation to the development, facilitation and assessment of work and learning practice within HE through learning in, for and through a wide range of work-based learning, work integrated and apprenticeships (higher, degree and graduate) programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. We support Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

  • To provide events and network opportunities for HE colleagues to support staff development​.

  • To promote and disseminate research in the field of work and learning.

  • To promote the status of the use of work and learning practice in HE, with employers, policy makers, professional groups and other stakeholders through UALL. 



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