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Higher Education Research Network (HERN)

The HERN aims to provide a space for the development and dissemination of research on higher education and for explorations of working and learning in the sector. 

Research seminar series

Our online research seminars feature invited speakers . See below for forthcoming events in the 2023/24 academic year.

Term 1Term 2Term 3
“Go to Oxbridge, get a job, start a career”: The ‘Low Value’ Arts Degree and the Neoliberal University

Áine Mahon and Orlaith Darling, University College Dublin 

Thursday 12 October 2023
Sexual Misconduct in Academia: Informing an Ethics of Care in the University 

Erin Pritchard, Liverpool Hope University 

Thursday 18 January 2024
The Metrics and Aesthetics of University Performance 

Amanda Fulford, Edge Hill University 

Thursday 18 April 2024
The future of higher education and the claim of globalization: Revisioning the past, re-imagining the future

Hans Schildermans, University of Vienna 

Thursday 16 November 2023
What and who are (not) part of the ‘Higher Education landscape’? 

Richard Budd, Lancaster University 

Thursday 22 February 2024
Exploring Rhuthmós as ethics, pedagogy and poetic dwelling in, and for, the University
Fadia Dakka, Birmingham City University 

Thursday 23 May 2024


Demystifying… WorkshopsPracticing Engaged ReadingWriting Workshops
Unpicking common but complex concepts, such as epistemology, and explaining key aspects of the research environment, such as impact Reading sessions focused on discussion of texts to explore the challenges and specificities of teaching in HE and support colleagues new to the sector Space and time to write and gain developmental support as you prepare articles, chapters, and funding proposals either independently or collaboratively 

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