3rd International ARPCE Conference

Sponsored by Taylor & Francis


Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

Friday 13 July – Sunday 15 July 2018

Conference theme: Research in Post-compulsory Education

This international conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in post-compulsory education from many different countries. It provides an opportunity for participants to spend 3 days in inspirational surroundings sharing ideas and projects with like minded people. The ARPCE committee is keen to attract early career researchers, those with teaching or professional roles in post-compulsory education, as well as established researchers and journal contributors.

Contributions on any aspect of post-compulsory education are very welcome, including professional education, adult learning, further and higher education, work based learning, community education. Presenters may focus upon theory, practice, or methodology, and be prepared to share their work in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

oxford-2361239_640Conference Paper abstracts up to 250 words should be submitted via the ARPCE website (link below). Alternatively there will be an opportunity to submit a Conference Poster. All proposals will be reviewed by the ARPCE Committee. Accepted papers will be allocated a 40 minute session. Presenters will be allowed 15 minutes to summarise their paper and the balance of time will be open for discussion of the paper.

We also accept proposals for symposia, please submit these through the same upload below.




The 2018 ARPCE International conference is brought in partnership with the following generous sponsors:

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Submitting an abstract

Submitting your abstract

Please use the file uploading box below to submit your abstract for peer review and consideration.

Please ensure that the abstract contains your contact details (corresponding author), paper title, affiliations, associated funding and names of all co-authors. We will notify you of our decision using your supplied e mail address.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 31st 2018

To submit an abstract after the deadline for submission please e mail direct to Dr Gary Husband (gary.husband@stir.ac.uk). We welcome continued submissions and will endeavour to find presentation slots. Sending directly to Gary will facilitate and expedite the continuing peer review process.

For assistance with abstract submission please contact Dr Gary Husband using gary.husband@stir.ac.uk

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Conference Registration

Conference registration and booking for all presenters and non presenters alike will be available here on March the 12th 2018.

You will be able to book and pay for your full weekend reservation (including accommodation in the beautiful surroundings of Harris Manchester College) using the booking and registration facilities that will be opened up here.

Conference fees

A full weekend reservation including all three days of the conference and accommodation at Harris Manchester College is £650

Fees for registration for individual days and on a non residential basis will also be available.


Please use the ‘Buy Tickets’ link below to go to our booking website at Brown Paper Tickets. This will be open after March 12th 2018.

Keynote Addresses

We aim to offer an interesting and diverse selection of keynote addresses from speakers of note working in post-compulsory education.

We will announce our keynote speakers in the coming weeks

Conference Location

The conference will be held in the stunning Harris Manchester College of Oxford University. This historic site has been the home of the conference since it started, and the surroundings and architecture have helped create the friendly atmosphere the conference has become known for.

Harris Manchester College is conveniently located in the ancient city centre of Oxford, a few moments walk from many of the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions. Excellent public transport links to major airports (London and Birmingham  as examples) make this location ideal for international contributors.

Address: 1 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TD

Web: www.hmc.ox.ac.uk



Conference 2018

Journal of Research in Post Compulsory education: Conference Special Edition

Screenshot 2018-03-13 11.26.19We are pleased to announce that a special edition of the Journal of Research in Post Compulsory Education will be published in conjunction with the 3rd ARPCE International Conference.

All delegates presenting papers at the conference will be invited to submit their presented papers for consideration in the special edition.

Contributors will be asked to submit after the conference in July.

More details will follow shortly.