PURSUE would like to invite colleagues and supporters to our latest online event on 10th December: ‘Making university truly accessible to working class people’ and to launch our new PURSUE podcast ‘The Open Circle’.
Our event ‘Language, accent and Unequal Opportunity in higher education’ held on 30th April, provided both a much need exploration into the HE experience of those who speak in a regional accent and also a fantastic celebration of regional identity, accent and dialects featuring input from a host of academics and invited guest speakers.
I’ve worked in higher education for almost four years now, moving into this sector from a job in what now feels like the ‘real world’, where I was often engaging with people who were taking part in our research projects – ranging from parents being asked about their views on funding for their parent’s groupContinue reading “Being PURSUE: Our Launch Event”
A case study of Southampton Hub’s work at Student Hubs Sophie Ford and Fiona Walsh, Student Hubs As a charity working within the higher education sector, Student Hubs has a unique point of view on working with communities, students, and higher education colleagues to enact change. We work in partnership with five UK universities, reachingContinue reading “Working to the Same Goals”
Sometimes I wish my note taking was a little more comprehensive and detailed. But then again 2020 came at us quickly, and 2021, so far, is doing the same. But right at the end of 2020 we had our first event – the launch of PURSUE as a network – and now, a total ofContinue reading “Designing PURSUE – Our Launch Event”
As an impassioned Liverpudlian (by this I mean ‘Kopite’/follower of Liverpool FC, rather than simply a native of my home city), it will perhaps not surprise many to hear that Bill Shankly is one of my absolute heroes. However, the esteem that I hold ‘Shanks’ in goes far beyond his status as the man whoContinue reading “We must speak frankly, Mr Shankly”
Practitioners from Underrepresented Sections United through Education PURSUE Network Launch Tuesday 15th December 10am-12.45pm (Optional open meeting 2-3pm) Working Class defines people of every gender, ethnicity, religion and cultural background. PURSUE are a network of Higher Education practitioners who have come together to champion the richness and diversity of working class culture. The network lobbiesContinue reading “PURSUE Launch Event”