12 June, 4-5.30pm, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd., Donald Macintyre Building, Room 2S3 (second floor) In this talk, I set out to examine the ways in which the university, as an idea, was discussed, written about and actively debated over a long period of history. I aim to develop a set of critical research questions and problematics in relation to … Continue reading Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM
By Tyler Shores Over the past few weeks Mark Carrigan and I have been running a series of sessions on social media for academics at the Faculty of Education. One of the purposes of this series has been to try and develop a shared conversation amongst those in the Faculty who are interested in such topics: … Continue reading Social media habits and routines
By Jana Bacevic This Thursday, I was at the Institute of Education in London, at the launch of David Willetts’ new book, A University Education. The book is another contribution to what I argued constitutes a veritable ‘boom’ in writing on the fate and future of higher education; my research is concerned, among other things, with the theoretical … Continue reading Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?
Long read from Times Higher Education featuring commentary from our member, Dr Jana Bacevic. Read the full article here. “Pensions became a potent – if somewhat unlikely – symbol for how academic leaders imagine the development of higher education: high-risk investment in the ‘student experience’ and declining investment in people,” explains Jana Bacevic, a postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading The USS strike and the winter of academics’ discontent
On Wednesday 21st February, Laura Bentley gave a talk on ‘Class-work’ in the elite institutions of higher education organised by the Jesus Education Society. Currently finishing a PhD at the University of the West of England, she worked on the Paired Peers project alongside her PhD. Laura began by stressing the importance of the topic, … Continue reading ‘Class-work’ in the Elite Institutions of Higher Education
By Jana Bacevic Last Friday in April, I was at a conference entitled Universities, neoliberalisation and (in)equality at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was an one-day event featuring presentations and interventions from academics who work on understanding, and criticising, the transformation of working conditions in neoliberal academia. Besides sharing these concerns, attending such events is part of … Continue reading Universities, neoliberalisation, and the (im)possibility of critique