Re-Imagining the Public University: A Day of Workshops
The Campaign for the Public University is happy to announce its first day of workshops, to be held at Aston University in Birmingham on Saturday 5 March 2011. This will be a chance for us all to think through the possibilities for activism, to learn more about crucial areas of the education crisis, and to debate the idea of the public university itself.
For the full schedule of workshops, see here.
Sessions confirmed include:
- Gurminder K. Bhambra, What is the Public University? And What Could It Be?
- Philip Moriarty, Research Councils, Funding & Early Career Academics
- Mark Carrigan, Taking the Public University Online
- Sarah Amsler, Pedagogy of the… What, How and Why Do We Teach Now?
- Patrick Lockley, Education and the Internet: The Public University as a Pioneer
- Patrick Ainley, The Question of Research & The Future of Higher Education
- John Holmwood, Higher Education and the Current Reforms to the Sector
Places are free but we cannot cover costs for attendees. There will be tea, coffee and cakes provided. The workshops will last from 11am until about 6pm, after which discussions will doubtless continue.
The workshops will be held in the Main Building, rooms 404C and 404D. Maps of the Main Building can be downloaded from http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/directions/buildings/. For general directions to campus and local maps, see http://www1.aston.ac.uk/about/directions/.
To come along, please click on the register button or email us at: publicuniversity[AT]live.co.uk