Solihull College & University Centre is proud to celebrate the launch of the publication Working and living in FE during the COVID-19 pandemic: 27 FE practitioners’ voices.
Last summer, the college’s #FEResearchMeet event was forced online by the COVID-19 lockdown. Rather than running a traditional all-day event, it seemed appropriate in the circumstances to run shortened sessions.
The themes for the three sessions were:
- Why research in FE?
- How to engage in research in FE?
- Share: with keynote speaker Dr Sam Broadhead urging the delegates to recognise their expertise, pick up their pens and write.
Hearing this call-to-arms at the sessions, tutor Kerry Scattergood from the College launched a writing project, asking the delegates to tell their stories of their experience as FE practitioners during the first lockdown, 27 practitioners responded, prepared to share their experiences.
Edited by Jim Crawley, Jo Fletcher-Saxon, David Powell and Kerry Scattergood the College is proud to celebrate Kerry’s launch of the publication on 1st July 2021: Working and living in FE during the COVID-19 pandemic: 27 FE practitioners’ voices.
Some common themes emerged throughout the stories and, in his introduction, the College’s Principal and Chief Executive John Callaghan, noted the resilience demonstrated across the sector as colleagues moved to remote delivery.
The College will be hosting a launch event today, where they will be welcoming the editing team, as well as college colleagues, to explain the publication and talk about their experiences.
The publication will be available to download in the new academic year.