FYNAC 2022

Communities of Learning

The 2022 Foundation Year Network Conference
11 Jul, 09:00 – 12 Jul, 17:00
Aston University,
Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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About FYNAC 2022

The Foundation Year Network (FYN) is a network to represent, promote and support good practice in foundation year provision. Find out more here.

Aston University is proud to be hosting the 2022 Foundation Year Network Annual Conference (FYNAC).

The conference will be taking place on 11th and 12th July 2022 at the Main Campus of Aston University but with digital elements.

The overarching theme for the conference is Communities of Learning, with presentations and workshops focused on the following topics:

  1. Creating Communities of Learning via Pastoral Support

  2. Creating Communities of Learning via Academic Support

  3. Outreach and Community Engagement

  4. Blended Learning and Delivery

We are keen for the conference to bring together the different voices that contribute to these communities and so are looking for submissions from academics, students, professional staff, outreach organisations and beyond.


FYNAC 2022 Schedule

Communities of Learning



The overarching theme for the conference is Communities of Learning, with presentations and workshops focused on the following topics

Day 1

Creating Communities of Learning via Pastoral Support

Day 1

Creating Communities of Learning via Academic Support

Day 2

Outreach and Community Engagement

Day 2

Blended Learning and Delivery

The cost of the conference will be £50 for two days. This will include a packed lunch on each day and refreshments during the scheduled breaks.

A one day rate will be available at £25 for those who only want to attend for a single day.

The optional conference evening meal will be an additional £27.89 per person. 

If you have any queries about the cost please contact us. You can pay for the conference via this link

For information about the Foundation Year Network conference attendance bursary, please click here.

Please note that a limited online programme will also be available for attendees, there will be a small charge per day.  Details will be released shortly.


Call for abstracts

Abstract Submission for FYNAC 2022

The call for abstracts is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract.

Decisions and reviewer feedback will be provided to authors between Wednesday 4th May and Monday 6th June 2022.

The abstract submission form is now closed.

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Your Visit

Information about accommodation, Aston University and Birmingham can be found below.

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Please note that Birmingham city center has a clean air zone policy. Click here for more information.

You can also check your vehicle here. Please check your vehicle to avoid being charged for entering the clean air zone. 

Please contact us if there is anything else you'd like to know for your visit.

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Staying in Birmingham

We are not providing accommodation as part of the package. There is a variety of accommodation  available close to Aston University across a range of budgets.

Conference Aston Hotel provides rooms which are located on the University campus. 

Aston University

The link directs you to the Aston University 'Visit Us' webpage. This webpage includes a map, how to get to Aston via various transportation methods. accessibility information, description of the main building and other buildings on the campus.

Visiting Birmingham

The 'Visit Birmingham' website provides information about the city. The website can be accessed via the link. 

'A city beating at the heart of the country with a quiet confidence like no other. We’re a hotbed of culture that's rich and diverse'.

We are not affiliated with 'Visit Birmingham' and have offered this as a method of finding out about Birmingham prior to your visit. 


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