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CRESJ at SRHE 2014

Posted on 10 December 2014

CRESJ researchers will speak at this week’s Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference at the Celtic Manor resort, Newport.

Vanita Sundaram will present findings from her project on lad cultures in higher education (jointly with Carolyn Jackson, Lancaster University). Their paper, “Is ‘lad culture’ a problem in Higher Education? Exploring the perspectives of staff working in UK universities” arises from research funded by the Society.

Sally Hancock will present two papers at the conference. One draws on her research with doctoral students, examining the construction of their identity and critiquing the idea that the PhD can be simply understood as an academic apprenticeship. The other presentation is co-authored with Paul Wakeling and Gillian Hampden-Thompson (Sussex) and forms part of a symposium with colleagues from the HEFCE-funded Postgraduate Support Scheme project ‘Widening Access to Postgraduate Study and the Professions’. This presentation will cover early findings from CRESJ survey research investigating barriers to entering postgraduate study.