Key debates in HE

Graduateness: What is a graduate of contemporary higher education?

  • Thursday, 27 Jun 2019 10:00 - 16:00
  • County South PDRs, County South College, Lancaster University

‘Graduateness: What is a Graduate of Contemporary Higher Education?’ is the third event in the Centre for Global Higher Education’s Key Debates in Higher Education Seminar Series.

This one-day seminar will examine what it means to be a graduate from the perspective of researchers, student representatives and policy makers.

The seminar will discuss:

• different meanings of ‘graduateness’ in contemporary higher education;
• the role of knowledge in producing graduates;
• how the unbundling of higher education impacts on our understanding of ‘graduateness’;
• the changing role of universities in developing graduates;
• how the idea ‘graduateness’ will develop in the future.

Speakers will include:

• Chris Hale, Director of Policy at Universities UK
• Shakira Martin, President, National Union of Students
• Monica McLean, University of Nottingham
• Neil Morris, University of Leeds
• Jon Nixon, The Education University of Hong Kong, China (Honorary Professor) and Middlesex University, UK (Visiting Professor)
• Michael Tomlinson, Southampton University

You can view the seminar itinerary here.

Registration and coffee will start from 9.30am.


The seminar is free to attend but you need to register here.


Details of livestreaming of this event to be added in due course.

Paul Ashwin

Paul Ashwin

Paul Ashwin is a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme and leads CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.

Janja Komljenovic

Janja Komljenovic

Janja Komljenovic is a Lecturer in Higher Education at Lancaster University and works on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.

Kayleigh Rosewell

Kayleigh Rosewell

Kayleigh Rosewell is a Senior Research Associate on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.

Jan McArthur

Jan McArthur

Jan McArthur is a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.

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