Update: Abstract deadline extended to the 29th February 2024

Conference call for papers: ARPCE international research conference 12th – 14th July 2024

Picture of sculpture in Harris Manchester Gardens

5th International Research Conference

Organised by the Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education (ARPCE)

in Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK

Friday 12th July – Sunday 14th July 2024

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.

As conference places will be strictly limited, conference paper abstracts up to 250 words should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 31 January 2024 to ARPCE.INFO@gmail.com . Alternatively, we also accept submissions for conference posters, symposia and artistic or creative presentations, please submit as abstracts using the same method, clearly stating proposed format. All proposals will be peer reviewed by the ARPCE committee. Accepted papers will be allocated a 30 minute session and symposia 90 minutes (duration for other forms of presentation can be discussed individually). Presenters will be given 20 minutes to summarise their research and the balance of time will be open for discussion of the paper.

All decisions regarding submissions will be communicated in early February 2024.

Participants may book into Harris Manchester College accommodation for all or part of the conference. Day attendance will also be possible. Booking information and prices (for full board and day attendance) will be published in due course and preferential booking arrangements will be given to those with accepted abstracts.

Following the success of the previous four ARPCE Conferences at this venue in July 2014, July 2016, July 2018, and July 2022 we expect there will be keen demand for places, and therefore early application is advised.

Details of keynotes and additional activities (e.g. historical walks, ‘fringe events’ and conference meals) will be published early 2024.