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
17 March 2015
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 the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way.

October seminar: Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Dr Gwyneth Hughes (Reader in Higher Education, Institute of Education)
'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, Institute of Education)
'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, Institute of Education)
'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, Institute of Education 
'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 (Senior Lecturer 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 the Institute of Education, University of London
'The impact of tertiary education on development in low to middle income countries'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

February seminar: Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Professor Allison Littlejohn (Director, Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University)
Topic: MOOCS
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

March seminar: Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Professor Simon Marginson (Professor of International Higher Education, Institute of Education)
Topic: STEM
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 802

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)
'How professional is university governance and what does this imply for academic work?'
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'
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 leadership in higher education'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804


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
    Emily Henderson: 'Setting the global gender research agenda: Institutional conditions, conceptual concerns'
    Emily Yarrow: 'Assessing the impact of REF2014 on women's academic careers - preliminary findings', Room 901
  • 17 March 2015
  • 19 May 2015