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 2015/16 CHES Research Student Seminar Series, please contact William Locke

The seminars will be held on the following Tuesdays at 17.00 hrs:
17 November 2015
15 March 2016 cancelled
17 May 2016



CHES Seminar Programme for the academic year 2015/16

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, 6 October 2015

Professor Sir Peter Scott (Professor of Higher Education Studies, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Rethinking university governance under conditions of globalisation and marketisation: past practices and future trends'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 828

November seminar: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Professor Paul Standish (Professor of Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Teaching in the university the day after tomorrow'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 828

November seminar: Thursday, 12 November 2015   

'David Watson's academic and professional contributions to higher education'
UCL Institute of Education, University College London 
13.30 – 18.00 hrs       
For details of the full programme and how to register, please contact Alison Peacock (a.peacock@ioe.ac.uk)

December seminar: Wednesday, 2 December 2015 *
(*Please note the change of date from our usual CHES seminar programme)

Professor Alison Wolf (Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London) and Dr Andrew Jenkins (Research Fellow, Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)
'Where does the money come from and where does it go?  Understanding the finances of higher education in England' 
17.30 - 19.00 hrs        Room 642

Occasional seminar: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Rikke Toft Nørgård (Affiliate Academic with the London Knowledge Lab and the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)) and Janus Holst Aaen
(PhD Fellow, both at the Center for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Aarhus University, Denmark)
'Participatory Academic Communities – connectedness, openness and academic citizenship at the future university beyond the campus'
12.30 - 14.00 hrs        Room 780

January seminar: Tuesday, 5 January 2016

William Locke (Reader in Higher Education Studies), Dr Celia Whitchurch (Senior Lecturer in Higher Education) and Dr Holly Smith (Lecturer in Higher Education), all at UCL Institute of Education, University College London
'The changing academic workforce and its diverse support needs'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

February seminar: Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Professor Rosemary Deem (Royal Holloway, University of London)
'Recent research excellence evaluations in the UK and Portugal: methodologies, controversies, cultures and consequences'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 828

March seminar: Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Dr Kevin J. Dougherty, (Fulbright Fellow, Birkbeck College and Associate Professor,Teachers College Columbia University)
'The impacts (intended and unintended) of performance funding for higher education in the United States'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

April seminar: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Professor Stephanie Marshall (Chief Executive, Higher Education Academy)
'International approaches to teaching excellence'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

April seminar: Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Professor Bruce Macfarlane (Professor of Higher Education, Co-Director,
Centre for Higher Education, Southampton University)
'Multiple authorship and the gift economy'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 804

May seminar: Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Dr Kelly Coate and Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, both at King's Learning Institute, King's College London
'Mid-career academic women: choices, strategies and opportunities'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 731

June seminar: Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Professor Claire Callender (Professor of Higher Education Studies at UCL Institute of Education and Birkbeck, University of London)
'Student debt'
17.30 – 19.00 hrs       Room 731


If you are interested in delivering a presentation in the 2015/16 CHES Research Student Seminar Series, please contact William Locke. The seminars will be held on the following Tuesdays at 17:00 hrs:

17 November 2015
Student residential accommodation and student engagement: a study of an English University
Zachery Spire
17.00 - 18.30 hrs      Room 901

15 March 2016 - cancelled 

17 May 2016
Knowledge economies and the political economy of skill formation in higher education
Niccolo Durazzi
17.00 - 18.30 hrs   Room 901