Re-appropriating Value(s) in Higher Education

Re-appropriating Value(s) in Higher Education

25th June, University of Manchester

Despite years of investment into widening participation agendas, marginalised persons, whether in terms of class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or disability, remain ‘devalued’ (Skeggs and Loveday 2012) owing to systems and structures of Higher Education. Reappropriating Value(s) will be a day of discussion and will bring together various academics and practitioners whose work speaks towards, or takes direct action against these practices. See here for confirmed speakers’ abstracts.

Schedule for the Day

9:30-10:15:           Registration (tea/coffee)

10:15-10:30:         Welcome and introduction to the day

Morning Session: Re-appropriating Values (theoretically and empirically) 

10:30-11:15:         Keynote 1

Dr Stephanie Lawler: ‘We’ve been framed!’ Value, social magic and symbolic power

11:15-12:15:         Panel 1

Jessie Abrahams: Honourable Mobility or Shameless Entitlement? Social class and graduate employment

Rashida Bibi:  “I understand how the world works much better”: British South Asian Muslim women and experiences of Higher Education

Hilary Stewart: Disability, Symbolic Capitals and the Psychosocial

12:15-12:45:         Discussion with keynote and panel

12:45-1:45:           Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Session: Re-appropriating Values (politically, practically, pragmatically)

1:45-2:30:              Keynote 2

Prof. Tracy Shildrick and Prof. Rob McDonald: ‘Fat Cat Sociology’ Revisited: the pressures and possibilities of ‘public sociology’ and ‘real world’ research impact

2:30-3:10               Panel 2

Victoria Armstrong: Introducing Mad Studies…

Dr Lisa McKenzie: ‘Beyond Capital’: The value of academic work

3:10-3:40               Discussion with keynote and panel

3:40-4:30               Closing Comments & Ways Forward

4:30-6:00               Wine Reception and further discussion

6:00                        Meal and more drinks for those interested

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