Professor James Avis, and Professor Lyn Tett, Policy Research Group, HudCRES. Recently, Professor Mary Hamilton gave a really interesting seminar for the HudCRES Policy Research Group called Strategies of Resistance in the neoliberal university. She drew on data from a study about the writing practices of academics to examine their strategies of resistance in their
Dr Ron Thompson, HudCRES. February was a busy month in the School of Education and Professional Development, not only because of the varied demands of the academic year but because many of our colleagues have been involved in finalising the third edition of the textbook Teaching in Lifelong Learning. As I completed some final editing of
Challenging gender representation, injustice and inequality through art gallery interventions (Huddersfield did it first!)
Sarah Williamson, HudCRES. You may have read recent press coverage about the (temporary) removal of the Victorian painter John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs by Manchester Art Gallery. After the removal, at a planned performance event by artist Sonia Boyce, gallery visitors were asked to write comments and their thoughts on post-it notes in
Professor Lyn Tett, HudCRES. I’ve been involved in a project with two colleagues from Edinburgh University (Professor Viv Cree, who is the principal investigator, and Dr Hazel Christie) where we have been following a group of forty-five ‘non-traditional’ students from their first entry to a Scottish University through to the end of their four-year degrees.
Dr Andrew Youde, HudCRES. When teaching an ‘e-tutoring’ module to our Education MA students, a common question arises – “why are we looking at theories from the last century?” Just to clarify, when considering e-tutoring, I mean teaching, assessment, support, and management of students on blended or online programmes of study. A lot of work
Dr Glynn Jones, HudCRES. Approximately one in 10 Higher Education (HE) students are studying their course at a Further Education (FE) College and the sector has been presented as having a significant role in supporting widening participation. I used to work in an FE college teaching on HE courses. The students were bright and able
Dr Martyn Walker, HudCRES. Education history, a term I much prefer to the history of education, is an important area of research which provides insight into the educational past through comparisons and contrast with contemporary educational developments. The study of this discipline inevitably involves crossing several academic disciplines, most obviously history, education, politics and sociology.
Dr. Liz Bennett, HudCRES. The Society of Research in Higher Education, SRHE, offers two types of funding: scoping award of £5k and full award of £10k. In December 2016, I was awarded a £5k scoping award to undertake research entitled “Students’ emotional response to seeing data about themselves presented via a dashboard”
Dr. Helen Jones, HudCRES. It all started at a Staff Development Committee meeting in 2009. The discussion focussed on identifying opportunities for training. Feeling fully trained for all likely eventualities I said – to paraphrase – ‘I don’t want any more b****y training. I want to be left alone to write with somebody to bring me regular meals
An uncertain future (and a difficult past): international students and access to further education in England
Professor Roy Fisher, HudCRES. Amongst the many yet to be resolved issues following the outcome of the June 2016 UK referendum regarding membership of the European Union (‘Brexit’) has been the potential impact on international students attracted to study in UK higher education.