The conference is organized by the English Association and University English and supported by the National Association of Writers in Education, the Institute of English Studies and the Higher Education Academy.
The English Association
The English Association was founded in 1906 by a small group of English teachers and scholars, including F.S. Boas, A.C. Bradley and Sir Israel Gollancz.. It took a leading part in the movement to develop English studies in schools, while encouraging advanced studies in further education. Today its aim is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English language and its literatures and to foster good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels The Association today is an international organisation with Fellows and members in Britain and throughout the world.
University English (formerly CCUE) is the main professional organisation for English lecturers in universities and colleges across the UK. Our aim is to promote the study of English in all its aspects – literature, language, creative writing – and to further the development of both teaching and research. University English is regularly consulted by funding councils, government agencies and other bodies when they wish to gauge the views of the English subject community
National Association of Writers in Education
NAWE’s mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels. As a Subject Association, NAWE promotes Creative Writing as both a distinct discipline and an essential element in education generally. Our membership includes those working in Higher Education, the many freelance writers working in schools and community contexts, and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.
Institute of English Studies
The Institute of English Studies is an internationally renowned research centre, specialising in the history of the book, manuscript and print studies and textual scholarship. Our activities include providing post-graduate courses; hosting major collaborative research projects; providing essential research training in book history and palaeography; and facilitating scholarly communities in all areas of English studies.
Higher Education Academy
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body which champions teaching excellence. We work with governments, ministries, universities and individual academics in the UK, and around the globe. We provide value to the HE sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience.