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We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts.

29 Jan 2019 | Learner voice | Distance Learning

Learning from our learners

We want to learn from the men and women who we fund – to gain perspectives that are honest, personal and rooted in reality. So recently we held workshops in three prisons to find out their perspectives.

13 Dec 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL , University

Linguistic Foundations: Bringing English support to partnerships

Diana Scott supports students with English language and academic skills as a foundation for their further study. Here she discusses the important role English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support can play for prison learners.

06 Dec 2018 | Governance | Press release

PET appoints new Chair

Elisabeth Davies has been named as the new Chair of Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET), taking over the position from Alexandra Marks CBE. A specialist in public policy, Davies has held a number of high-profile advice and leadership roles in the sector, including current appointments at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and General Pharmaceutical Council, […]

13 Nov 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL

High-security study: building a partnership in Belmarsh

Dr Alison Lamont works in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She has worked in partnership with HMP Belmarsh on a Learning Together programme, ‘Understanding Justice.’

28 Jun 2018 | Governance , Learner voice | Inside View

‘If I were governor?’: People in prison respond

“Be seen as a human, not just a suit and a set of keys.” Earlier this year, we asked readers of Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners, ‘What would you do if you were governor for the day?’ The responses that came back were fresh and thoughtful – sometimes critical of the system, and often sympathetic […]

30 May 2018 | University study | Press release

UCAS bans the box, promoting fair chances in higher education

UCAS will no longer require people to disclose a past conviction when applying for most university courses, in a decision that was called for by PET, Unlock and the Longford Trust. The criminal record disclosure box has been removed from the UCAS application form in time for the 2019 admissions cycle. Applicants will only have […]

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