UWE presents 'Talks@Watershed' - Summer 2005

Issue date: 09 May 2005


Issue date: 09/05/05

‘Successful Students in Higher Education’ 11 May 2005 at 18.30

The Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England is working with Watershed to establish café culture with a new series of informal talks exploring issues and ideas from a local context.

Arthur Baxter, Principal Lecturer in Sociology at UWE, will kick off the series with a talk entitled ‘Successful students in higher education’ on Wednesday 11 May 2005 at 18.30.

In this talk, Arthur looks at a group of successful ‘disadvantaged’ students from the University of the West of England. These are students who claim bursaries to support them at University and who have better progression rates than students who are too affluent to claim such support. Individual and focused interviews, he argues, suggest that effective factors such as guilt and hatred may play a part in their relative success.

Ticket details: Talks@Watershed Summer Series 2005 is free – but tickets must be booked from the Watershed box office as places are limited on 0117 9275100.

For more information please contact CCT on 0117 32 84321, or e-mail cct@uwe.ac.uk.

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