Saturday, 3 September 2016

FW: Understanding the Contemporary HE Student: seminar on 21 Sept

 

Places are still available at the seminar below. Please forward to any colleagues or postgraduate researchers who you think may be interested in attending. Many thanks!

 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEMPORARY HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT: ONE-DAY SEMINAR

 

Wednesday, 21st September 2016

University of Surrey, LTJ, Lecture Theatre Block

 

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

 

 

09.30-10.00     Coffee and registration

 

10.00-10.15     Welcome and overview of the ‘EuroStudents’ project

                        Rachel Brooks, University of Surrey

 

10.15-11.15     Keynote presentation: Student Experience in Context: higher education policy and the changing value of university education

Michael Tomlinson, University of Southampton

 

11.15-11.30     Break

 

11.30-13.00     Parallel sessions

 

Session A: LTJ

 

                        Spatial and social (im)mobilities through higher education

                        Michael Donnelly, University of Bath

 

                        Students in cities – the everyday mobilities of contemporary UK students

                        Mark Holton, Plymouth University and Kirsty Finn, Lancaster University

 

‘Talent-spotting’? Inequality, cultural sorting and constructions of the ideal employable graduate

Nicola Ingram, Lancaster University and Kim Allen, University of Leeds

 

Session B: LTF

 

Her majesty the student: marketised higher education and the narcissistic (dis)satisfactions of the student-consumer

Elizabeth Nixon, Richard Scullion and Robert Hearn, University of Nottingham

 

The student-as-consumer versus the student-as-learner: some preliminary findings from the UK

Stefanie Sonnenberg, University of Portsmouth

 

Understanding the student experience

                        Rachel Spacey and Mary Stuart, University of Lincoln

 

13.00-14.00     Lunch

 

14.00-15.30     Parallel sessions

 

Session C: LTJ

 

Unreasonable rage, disobedient dissent: the social construction of student activists through media and institutional discourses in the United Kingdom

Jessica Gagnon, University of Portsmouth

 

‘I am completely uninterested in politics’: ‘Filial nationalism’ and ‘rational patriotism’ as mainland Chinese students’ political orientations in Hong Kong

Cora Lingling Xu, University of Cambridge

 

Understanding the contemporary HE student: ‘It’s like a bubble. You just get sucked in’

Grace Sykes, Northampton University

 

Session D: LTF

 

How institutional doxa an shape choice within higher education

Jon Rainford, Staffordshire University

 

Contemporary students’ rights: a discursive strategy to overcome hysteresis in a post-92 HE setting

Karl Baker-Green and Cinnamon Bennett, Sheffield Hallam University

 

Paradoxes of the academisation process: a sociological exploration of the history of foreign and classical language education since 1864

Eric Lybeck, University of Exeter

 

15.30-15.45     Break

 

15.45-16.45     Keynote presentation: Biopolitics and the ‘making’ of the unexceptional student: some geographical reflections on education in East Asia

Johanna Waters, University of Oxford 

 

16.45-17.00     Concluding comments

 

 

 

To attend the seminar, please register at: http://store.surrey.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=125&catid=266&prodid=2876 (There is a small charge of £30.)

 

 

Rachel Brooks

Professor of Sociology and Executive Editor, British Journal of Sociology of Education

Department of Sociology

University of Surrey

Guildford

GU2 7XH

 

E: r.brooks@surrey.ac.uk

T: 01483 686987

W: www.rachel-brooks.net

Twitter: @_rachel_brooks

 

New ‘EuroStudents’ research project: www.eurostudents.net

 

Latest article: Brooks, R., Byford, K. and Sela, K (2016) The spaces of UK students’ unions: extending the critical geographies of the university campus, Social and Cultural Geography, 17, 4, 471-490.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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