Students at an event at UWE Bristol

Conferences and events

Twice a year we offer some of our Leaders the opportunity to take part in PAL-related conferences and workshops in the UK and abroad.

Benefits of attending

Some of the benefits of attending PAL events is to share ideas, develop new strategies, network and forge strong links with professionals and other PAL Leaders from across the world.

In the past, we have participated in conferences held at: UWE Bristol, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Bournemouth University, Manchester University, Brighton University and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland).

Last year's conference was organised by Edinburgh University and PAL Leaders attended workshops and networked with other Leaders from over 60 universities.

Find out more on the PAL/PASS conferences archive webpages.

PAL Graduation Ceremony 2015

Each year a PAL Graduation Ceremony is organised for the PAL Leaders. This year, the event took place on Thursday 26 March, 18:00 - 19:30 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) and around 500 guests were present.

PAL ceremony March 2015

During the evening, presentations were delivered by members of the Executive, academic staff, PAL Leaders and PAL Interns; awards and certificates were presented and networking took place amongst staff and students.

2015 award winners:

Outstanding Contribution to the PAL programme (by a PAL Leader or by a group of PAL Leaders)

This year this was awarded to the Children’s Nursing PAL Leaders: Thomas Little, Joanne Slator, Bethany Regan, Carys Whitby, Jodie Peters, Emily Wooltorton.

Outstanding Contribution to the PAL programme (by UWE Bristol staff or Department)

Department of Nursing and Midwifery: Angela Vowles, Dominic McCutcheon, Emma Douglass, Geraldine Lucas, Jayne Hayes, Nicola Wilkins and Julie Bugler.

Special mention to a PAL Leader

  • ACE: Lucy Durling, Lauren Freeman, Jimelle Roberts, Harry Winter
  • FBL: Olivia Curtis, Catherine Casey
  • FET: Harry West, Joseph Weaver
  • HAS: Sera Jess, Rosalie Price, Abasiama Etuknwa
  • Global PAL: Katrina Lattouf.


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