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     Annual Conference 2009, 8 - 10 December
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Challenging Higher Education: knowledge, policy and practice

The 2009 SRHE Conference will be held on 8, 9 and 10 December 2009 at the Celtic Manor resort near Newport in South Wales. Celtic Manor, set in 1400 acres of parkland in the stunning Welsh USK Valley, is one of the finest conference venues in Europe offering state of the art conference facilities, accommodation for all conference delegates and extensive and exclusive spaces for delegates to network.

We anticipate a start time on Tuesday 8 December of 11.00am (registration from 9.30am) and a finish time of around 3.30pm on Thursday 10 December.

The Welcome Reception will be on the first evening, Tuesday 8 December and the Conference dinner on Wednesday 9 December.

The SRHE Annual Conference is planned as a participative event at which delegates presenting their own work will also participate in the discussions in plenary sessions and the presentations of the work of others. The Conference programme is planned on the basis that delegates will attend the whole event over the three days.

Challenging Higher Education: Newer researchers’ perspectives

The Postgraduate and Newer Researchers Pre Conference (PGNR) 2009 will be held on Monday 7 December at the same venue (Celtic Manor resort).

SRHE Annual Conference-submission of abstracts

The Society is announcing some changes to requirements for abstract submissions to the SRHE Conference (but not the PGNR conference) this year in order to maintain the high quality of papers presented at the conference and to have the most comprehensive details of presented papers available to all delegates.

Submitting authors will be asked to provide an abstract for peer review in two parts;
Part 1 Abstract: This needs to be a 150 word maximum summary of the proposal. This will be the information printed in the published conference programme.

Part 2 Outline: It will be a maximum 1000 word outline of the research to be presented. Both parts will be required at the point of first submission and there will be no subsequent call for full papers for accepted abstracts later in the year

The full abstract of parts 1 and 2 will be available for all delegates on a CD Rom at the Conference.

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  Keynote sessions announced

Professor Gary Rhoades
Beyond Academic Capitalism's Bankruptcy: Reinvesting in Intellectual Capital and Social Enhancement

Professor Merle Jacob
Crossing the rubicon: towards a more synthetic relation between research on policy for higher education and policy for research.

Tara Fenwick
Knowledge wars and educational futures in unruly times: matter-ings of mess and responsibility.
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The SRHE Annual Conference has now become a major international opportunity in the presentation and dissemination of higher education research. The conference is enhanced by the participation of our sponsors/exhibitors and your participation will signal your commitment and standing in the field.

We invite you to consider our range of sponsorship opportunities and to get involved in some with supporting this major event.
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