Foundation Year Network Conference, July 2019 As we indulge in the delights of teaching our new cohort of foundation year students, I am reminded of the FYNAC19 that took place in July at University of Sussex. This was my first ..
Last July Wendy Ashall – member of Foundation teaching faculty at Sussex, and current FYN Membership Secretary – attended FYNAC 2018 at the University of Nottingham. She returned hugely impressed by ‘the friendliest conference I have yet attended’, and enthused ..
In advance of next week’s conference, please read this Blog by Mark Clark (University of Sussex) When Wendy announced the news that Sussex’s bid to host the Foundation Year Network conference 2019 had been successful there was much jubilation and ..
The following is the text of a letter addressed to Sir Michael Barber (Chair, OfS) on 26th June by the Chair of the Foundation Year Network. The letter was sent on behalf of the FYN Executive Committee and requests ..
The FYN Executive have responded to the TEF ‘Call for Views’ on behalf of the network. The full response is published below. Please note that this response will be one of the key focuses (or ‘foci’, if you prefer!) of ..
You are invited to the forthcoming FYN Workshop entitled: “External threats and internal pressures: a perfect storm for Foundation Years across the sector?” 26th April 2019 14:00 – 16:30 University of Sussex, Brighton This workshop is framed as a ..
Dear FYN, Durham University’s Foundation Programme has 2 permanent Assistant Prof posts to begin next June. We need 1 Biologist and 1 Mathematician. “The Department of DCAD at Durham University seeks to appoint two talented individuals to the roles of ..
Hi, This post contains a chapter from Durham Foundation Centre’s book “Widening Participation, Higher Education and Non-Traditional Students”, published lat year (and available from all good stockists). I post this chapter in support of Camilla and David’s recent blog post, ..
UPDATE: DRAFT RESPONSE – PRE-SUBMISSION COMMENTS REQUESTED As previously advised, the FYN executive will be submitting a response to the Welsh Government Consultation Document entitled ‘Support for foundation years’, released on 3rd March 2016. Below is a link to the draft response, ..
At the 2015 Annual Conference members asked the network to challenge the HEA over its position on Fellowship for Foundation Year Practioners. At the moment the HEA considers Foundation Years as level 3 courses and requires HEA Fellows to be ..