PET Academic Symposium 2018

20 Apr 2018

Prisoners' Education Trust presents #AcademicPrisons, our fifth annual Academic Symposium, held in partnership with the University of Westminster.

Register your place

20 April, 10am - 6pm, University of Westminster


Dr. Sarah Armstrong - Director of the Scottish Centre for Social Justice Research and Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow University

Tess Gale - People and Workforce Lead, Prison Education Reform Team, Ministry of Justice

Phil Novis - Governor of HMP Leicester

... alongside a diverse range of workshops

The symposium aims to mobilise the experience, expertise and energy within the PUPiL and PLAN networks. As Governors take greater control of prison education budgets later this year, it is a crucial time to bring together academics, practitioners, governors, learners and policy-makers to discuss how to meet the challenges and opportunities of this new landscape. In particular, we will explore the implications of the new Ministry of Justice definition of prison education

“Activities that give individuals the skills they need to unlock their potential, gain employment and become assets to their communities. It should also build social capital and improve the well-being of prisoners during their sentences.”


The event will be followed by a drinks reception at the venue between 4 and 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Prison University Partnerships in LearningPUPiL

PET is excited to be working with the growing number of prison/university partnerships across the country. These partnerships bring universities and prisons, and students and prisoners, together in a range of innovative ways.

Prisoner Learning Academic NetworkPLAN

PLAN's overall aim is to raise the profile, quality and impact of all levels of prison education by promoting and supporting rigorous and collaborative research, consultation and dissemination.