SCUTREA is a lively and innovative professional network. It provides a focus and meeting place for institutions, departments and individuals engaged in researching the education and training of adults and/or in research in the broad field of lifelong learning.
SCUTREA was established in 1971 with the membership initially drawn from university adult education departments throughout the United Kingdom.  Today, with the broad spread of lifelong learning activities and the decline in the number of university departments of adult education, membership is open to all institutions and individuals with professional interests in researching the education of adults.  As a result, the membership is now quite diverse and makes our annual conferences very interesting and lively events.  SCUTREA values the contribution made by long-standing participants in SCUTREA conferences and events, as well as those who have served (in a voluntary capacity) as officers of SCUTREA (typically for a three-year period). 
A list of current officers can be found on the Contacts Page.

SCUTREA holds a three day conference each year, usually in early July, the proceedings of which are refereed and published.  Past conference papers can be found in the Education-line collection . The theme chosen is always at the forefront of current debates in continuing education and the format of the conference deliberately reflects contemporary adult education practice.  For information about our next conference including call for papers see conference page.

SCUTREA has four annual awards.  For further details and recent prize winners see Awards page.  
Tilda Gaskell Award
Best Student Paper
Certificate and the return of the conference fees (but not travel costs).
Ian Martin Award
Best paper Social Justice
Certificate and £100
David Jones
Best paper international / comparative perspectives
Certificate and£100
Michael Stephens Award
To support research
a maximum claim for £500
Conference fees and accommodation at subsequent conference

Membership: Individual, Institutional and Friends

If you are interested in either individual or institutional membership, please contact the Membership Secretary. For further details including benefits and news of becoming a friend of SCUTREA see membership page.