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Jul 30, 2019

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FYN response to Welsh Government consultation on Foundation Years

  The text below is the FYN response to the 2016 Welsh Government consultation on foundation years. The overall response is summarised here.  Question 1 – We have outlined a series of concerns regarding foundation year provision, principally that it ..

Jul 5, 2019

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In advance of next week’s conference, please read this Blog by Ronan McKinney (University of Sussex)

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 ..

Jul 1, 2019

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What Joy! …. but GULP…. what do we do now?!

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 ..

May 30, 2019

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Foundation Year Network initial response to Augar review

  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 ..

Mar 5, 2019

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FYN Executive response to the TEF Review ‘Call for Views’

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 ..

Mar 5, 2019

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FYN Workshop: “External threats and internal pressures: a perfect storm for Foundation Years across the sector?” 26th April 2019, University of Sussex

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 ..

Nov 2, 2018

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Durham Foundation Programme – VACANCIES

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 ..

Oct 23, 2018

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Understanding Foundation Year Provision

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, ..

Nov 4, 2017

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Foundation Years under threat in Wales

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, ..

Nov 4, 2017

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HEA Fellowship for Foundation Year Practitioners

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 ..

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