PUPiL Events

Throughout the year, events are held across the PUPiL network to develop awareness, celebrate success and create spaces to reflect on the partnership working across prisons and universities. 

See upcoming and previous events from across the network below. If you have an event that you would like to add to this directory, please contact Morwenna.


Upcoming Events

7th November: Colleagues at Newman University are holding an evening event to share developments with their partnership with HMP Birmingham. For more information, contact Karen Graham.

10th November: Colleagues at the University of Greenwich are hosting Baz Dreisinger for a talk on her work in New York and beyond. 'Building the Prison-to-College Pipeline'. Tickets available here.


Previous Events

Academic Symposium 2017: For our 2017 Annual Academic Symposium, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) were very proud to partner with the School of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London, who hosted the event on their campus in Egham, Surrey. This day saw the launch of the PUPiL and PLAN networks.

The Symposium revisited the theme of 'Academic Prisons' and followed previous Symposium events hosted by the University of Oxford in 2014, the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2015 and at London South Bank University in 2016.

Academic Symposium 2015: Here you can read about contributions on international approaches to prisoner education and partnership working. Academics discussed the unique challenges and rewards of working with different groups such as young people or those with different learning needs. Delegates shared fascinating insights into what they had learned through running new partnerships with prisons.

PLA Conferences: The Prisoner Learning Alliance holds its Annual Conference each Autumn. The event brings together experts, including prison staff, the third sector and policy makers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the current prison education climate, and how best to drive reform forward.The conferences also host the PLA Awards, which recognise teachers, officers, peer mentors and others who have made an inspiring contribution to education in their prison.