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Making New Spaces for Learning

In this podcast Mark Carrigan talks to Kate Arnold, a 1st year student in Sociology, about Left Overs, a project setup by undergraduates across a range of departments which is trying to break down the boundaries between speaker and audience, between organisers and attendees, so as to create a new space for intellectual dailogue and discussion outside of the pressures and pitfalls of formal institutional structures. As well as being fascinating and worthwhile in its own right, projects like this represent an opportunity for academics to practice public engagement within the university.


Warwick Higher Education Summit, January 28th 2012

The Warwick Higher Education Summit, WHES, will take place on January 28th, 2012 at the University of Warwick – discussing the theme: Can the Public University be Saved? ALL WELCOME!

Tickets now on sale! www.warwickHEsummit.org

Speakers include Richard Lambert (Warwick Chancellor, former Director-General of the CBI), Dr Steven Hill (RCUK Head of Strategy Unit), Anthony McClaran (Chief Exec, QAA), Pam Tatlow(Chief Exec, Million+), Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Shadow Minister for Higher Education), Faiza Shaheen (New Economics Foundation) and more yet to be announced!

Our key focus will be the imminent changes facing the role university has as a public institution. With students and universities across the country for the first time preparing for up to £9,000 annual fees in 2012 – now is a good time to question what a university education will mean for future generations, and for society as a whole.

Higher Education has always existed somewhere between the state, the individual, civil society, culture and business. The summit will examine the relationships between these sectors by bringing together a diverse audience from each area – including academics, students, FE providers, sector professionals, research bodies, charities and the public.

Organised for the first time by both students and staff at the University of Warwick, WHES promises to be an exciting day of debate.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Are the arts and humanities relevant to society?

- Refreshment break

11.15 – 12.25 What role do students have in the university? Are they consumers?

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch break, ‘Workshop on widening access with Teach First’

13.20 – 14.45 Is the public value of UK universities still important?

14.50 – 16.20 To what extent must the university act as a public investment in the private sector?

Break for coffee

16.20 – 17.30 What case for the public university?

To check out our first confirmed speakers and buy tickets, please head to www.warwickHEsummit.org

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

For further interest, please contact Event Coordinator David Reed on david.reed@warwick.ac.uk

Warwick Higher Education Summit, January 28th 2012

The Warwick Higher Education Summit, WHES, will take place on January 28th, 2012 at the University of Warwick – discussing the theme: Can the Public University be Saved? ALL WELCOME!

Tickets now on sale! www.warwickHEsummit.org

Speakers include Richard Lambert (Warwick Chancellor, former Director-General of the CBI), Dr Steven Hill (RCUK Head of Strategy Unit), Anthony McClaran (Chief Exec, QAA), Pam Tatlow(Chief Exec, Million+), Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Shadow Minister for Higher Education), Faiza Shaheen (New Economics Foundation) and more yet to be announced!

Our key focus will be the imminent changes facing the role university has as a public institution. With students and universities across the country for the first time preparing for up to £9,000 annual fees in 2012 – now is a good time to question what a university education will mean for future generations, and for society as a whole.

Higher Education has always existed somewhere between the state, the individual, civil society, culture and business. The summit will examine the relationships between these sectors by bringing together a diverse audience from each area – including academics, students, FE providers, sector professionals, research bodies, charities and the public.

Organised for the first time by both students and staff at the University of Warwick, WHES promises to be an exciting day of debate.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Are the arts and humanities relevant to society?

- Refreshment break

11.15 – 12.25 What role do students have in the university? Are they consumers?

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch break, ‘Workshop on widening access with Teach First’

13.20 – 14.45 Is the public value of UK universities still important?

14.50 – 16.20 To what extent must the university act as a public investment in the private sector?

Break for coffee

16.20 – 17.30 What case for the public university?

To check out our first confirmed speakers and buy tickets, please head to www.warwickHEsummit.org

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

For further interest, please contact Event Coordinator David Reed on david.reed@warwick.ac.uk

Invitation to a welcome reception for Prof. Islah Jad, Birzeit University, 3 August

You are cordially invited to a reception to welcome Prof. Islah Jad, director of the Institute for Women’s Studies, Birzeit University, Palestine.

3 August, 4.30-5.30pm, Cafe Humanities.

Following this, Prof. Jad will give a public lecture, ‘Higher education under Israeli Occupation: why the academic and cultural boycott is effective’ , 6pm MS.B3.03 (Zeeman building).

Prof. Jad researches on gender and politics in Palestine. She founded the first women studies programme in the Arab world at Birzeit university in 1993. She has written on the NGO-ization of the Arab women’s movement, women activists in Hamas, and gender and citizenship in Palestine. She was a contributor to the 2006 Arab Human Development Report on women’s empowerment in the Arab world and has been a gender trainer for a number of Palestinian ministries. She is also a leading member of the National Palestinian Academic Boycott campaign as well as being a feminist activist.

Prof. Jad  is visiting Warwick in August as part of a British Academy-funded partnership between the Centre for Women and Gender Studies at Warwick and the Institute for Women’s Studies at Birzeit under the theme of ‘Reconceptualising Gender: Transnational Perspectives’.

This will be her first visit to Warwick.

The Impact Agenda

In this podcast Mark Carrigan discusses the impact agenda with Professor Steve Fuller. The discussion encompasses the history of impact, its relationship to wider issues in higher education, existing academic responses to the impact agenda and strategic alternatives.


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