European Conference on Educational Research, 22nd-25th August 2017
Rachel and Predrag will each give a paper outlining some of the initial findings from the research. Rachel’s paper, entitled ‘The construction of higher education students in English policy documents’, draws on analysis of documents from a range of policy actors (government, unions and business) while Predrag’s paper focuses on findings from the cross-national analysis of higher education institution websites.
European Sociological Association Conference, 29th August-1st September 2017
Anu, Jessie and Predrag will be giving papers from the project – one based on the analysis on institutional websites and the second on the English and Irish student focus groups.
Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, 29th August-1st September 2017
Rachel will be giving a paper entitled ‘The construction and spatial positioning of higher education students in English policy documents’ as part of the symposium we have organised. The abstract is available here.
Departmental seminar, Department of Education, Brunel University, 17th May 2017
Rachel explored some dominant constructions of HE students across Europe, considering differences both between and within nation-states. Her paper was entitled ‘Consumers, workers, family members or political actors? Conceptualising the European higher education student’ and the abstract can be found here.
The choices and aspirations of higher education students in England, BSA annual conference, 4th-6th April 2017
Jessie and Rachel gave a paper based on focus groups with English higher education students, and an analysis of English policy documents. This formed part of a symposium we organised on ‘Constructing the higher education student and graduate’. The abstract is available here.
Digging Deeper: Eurostudent Researchers’ Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1st-2nd February 2017
In our paper at this conference, Jessie and Anu outlined the aims and objectives of our project (as well as our progress to date), with the intention of opening up space for discussion of the ways in which it can complement the quantitative data being collected as part of the Eurostudent survey.
Seminar, UCL Institute of Education, 15th December 2016
We gave a paper entitled ‘Constructing the higher education student: comparisons across and within European nations’ as part of the Centre for Global Higher Education‘s lunchtime seminar series. You can download the slides and listen to an audio recording of the presentation here.
Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference, 7th-9th December 2016
We gave our first full-length paper from the project at the SRHE annual conference, exploring what we know from the extant literature about the ways in which higher education students are constructed across and within European nations. The presentation was entitled ‘Constructing the higher education student in Europe’.
Short introduction to the project, Launch seminar, University of Surrey, 21st September 2016
Rachel gave a brief overview of the project as part of her introduction to the one-day seminar we held to launch the EuroStudents research. Further details about the event can be found here.
Departmental seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, 20th April 2016
This was our first presentation about the EuroStudents research project. Rachel spoke about the aims and objectives of the research, and her experience of applying to the European Research Council.