PUPiL network

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Prisoners’ Education Trust is proud to be working with the growing number of prison-university partnerships across the country.

These innovative partnerships bring universities, and often university students, into prisons to teach and/or learn alongside prisoners. Partnerships have the potential to transform the learning experience of students both inside and outside prison, and to improve the educational opportunities on offer to learners in custody and in the community.

Find out how to set up and deliver a prison-university partnership

The Prison University Partnerships in Learning (PUPiL) network exists to:

  • Provide a forum for students, practitioners and academics to come together and share their experiences
  • Improve access routes and increase opportunities for prisoners to study at degree level
  • Support new and existing prison-university partnerships by sharing and promoting good practice
  • Use shared evidence and experiences to influence future academic and prison education policy
Find a full list of partnerships

Read on-the-ground perspectives in our PUPiL blog archive. See a selection of them below:

19 Aug 2019 | Prison/university partnerships , University study | Blogs , PUPiL , University

“I couldn’t imagine my life without it”

Rowan Mackenzie is a PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham and since early 2018 has been helping to bring Shakespeare behind bars at a number of prisons. Today we hear from Rowan and from the Gallowfield Players, a theatre company at HMP Gartree

Find publications and resources from PUPiL and its members:

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