Celebrating Robbins: the impact of the Robbins Report on British higher education, 1963-2013

This conference was held at the IOE on 24 October, 2013. Read more here

If you are interested in delivering a presentation in the 2014/15 CHES Research Student Seminar Series, please contact William Locke

The seminars will be held on the following Tuesdays at 17.00 hrs:
18 November 2014
19 May 2015



CHES Seminar Programme for the academic year 2014/15

The CHES seminars provide a forum for debate and analysis of issues affecting policy, practice and research in higher education, supporting the exchange of views and experiences across higher education.  Seminars are normally held at 17:30 hrs, on the first Tuesday of the month at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, 20 Bedford Way.

October seminar: Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Dr Gwyneth Hughes (Reader in Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Is competition good for learning? Exploring ipsative (self-referential) assessment as an alternative'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

Occasional seminar:  Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Dr Bryan Cunningham (Senior Lecturer in Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Professional life in modern British higher education'
17.30 - 19.00 hrs        Room 804

November seminar: Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Dr Paul Temple (Reader Emeritus, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Managing the student experience - findings from the HEA project'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

December seminar: Tuesday, 2 December 2014  

Professor Francis Green (Professor of Work and Education Economics) and Dr Golo Henseke (Research Officer), both at the LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education, University College London 
'The changing graduate labour market'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804     

December seminar: Monday, 8 December 2014

'Queerly theorising higher education and academia: interdisciplinary conversations' 
Half day international symposium, which is hosted by CHES and funded by the Bloomsbury ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. 
To book or for further information contact: Emily Henderson (ehenderson01@ioe.ac.uk)
12.00 - 19.30 hrs        Room 802

January seminar: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Dr Tristan McCowan (Reader in Education and International Development), Dr Rebecca Schendel (Lecturer in Education and International Development) and Dr Moses Oketch (Reader in Educational Planning and International Development), all at UCL Institute of Education, University College London
'The impact of tertiary education on development in low to middle income countries'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

Occasional seminar: Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Stephanie Mignot-Gerard (Lecturer in Business at the IAE Gustave Eiffel, University Paris-Est Creteil Val de Marne (UPEC)
'The race for research productivity and the segmentation of the academic profession in three top business schools (France, Italy and USA)'
12.30 - 14.00 hrs        Room 804

February seminar: Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Professor Allison Littlejohn (Academic Director for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Learning Technology, Open University)
'Professional learning in MOOCS'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

Occasional seminar: Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Professor Miriam David (Professor Emerita, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Feminism, Gender and Universities: the challlenges of equality?'
17.30 - 19.00 hrs        Room 802

March seminar: Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Professor Simon Marginson (Professor of International Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'The worldwide trend to high participation higher education systems: Evidence, interpretations, implications'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

Occasional seminar:  Thursday, 19 March 2015

Professor Joshua Ka Ho Mok (Chair Professor of Comparative Policy and Vice President, Research and Development, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIED)
'Managing Changing Labour Market Needs and Social Mobility in the Era of Massification of Higher Education in East Asia'
17.30 - 19.00 hrs     Room 828

Occasional seminar: Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn (Director, Higher Education Policy Unit, Dublin Institute of Technology)
'Trends and policy choices: the case of Ireland'
17.30 - 19.00 hrs         Room 822 

April seminar: Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Professor Barbara Kehm (Professor of Leadership and International Strategic Development in Higher Education, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, Glasgow University)
'What is university governance and does it matter?'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

May seminar: Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Dr Yann Lebeau (Senior Lecturer in educational research and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia) 
'Researching higher education in developing countries: conceptual order and empirical disorder'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

June seminar: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Professor Jill Jameson (Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Leadership and Enterprise in the Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich) 
'Trust and 'invisible leadership': Modelling negative capability in the academic management of English higher education'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

June seminar: Monday, 29 June 2015

Dr Karen Robson and Dr Vivian Stamatopoulos, York University, Toronto
'Transition to higher education in three gateway cities: the combined effects of class, gender and race'
Hosted jointly by CHES and the Centre for Post-14 Research and Innovation
17.00-18.30 hrs         Committee Room 1


If you are interested in delivering a presentation in the 2014/15 CHES Research Student Seminar Series, please contact William Locke. The seminars will be held on the following Tuesdays at 17:00 hrs: