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Re-thinking ´family´ in relationship to higher education

Friday, 22 April 2016

Higher education institutions have a complex and, at times inconsistent relationship with students' families: whilst substantial effort is put in to working with families as part of widening participation outreach activity, HEIs' connection with students' families invariably ends at the point students enrol. In reality, however, many students (such as students with disabilities or 'first in family' students) bring with them different forms of family capital, which are often overlooked, misrecognised or unacknowledged. In contrast estranged students have little or no contact with their family, whilst student parents have to manage the complexities of being a student at the same time as managing family life. Each of these different groups face unique challenges which they are required to negotiate in order to be successful as students.

This seminar brings together academics and practitioners to problematise how institutions conceptualise family, explore how this (mis)conceptualisation may inform institutional valorisation of different forms of capital, and posit new ways of thinking about family and capital.

 

9.30

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Hallam University, welcome and overview of the A&WP network and the seminar

10.15

Rethinking Capital: Exploring how cultural capitals impact upon the transition and engagement of older first-in-family university students.

A/Prof Sarah O’Shea (PhD), University of Wollongong, Australia

Narratives of students with dyslexia: the importance of family

Angela Murphy, Leeds Beckett University

11.45

Break

12.00

‘We are family’? Academic cultures and student parents

Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau, University of Roehampton

Recognising Students Who Care for Children

Sam Dent, Sheffield Hallam University

1.30

Lunch

2.15

Family estrangement and its impact on students

Becca Bland, Chief Executive, Stand Alone Charity

3.30

Critical conversations: in this session delegates will explore key questions posed by the contributors, and share their own research and practice perspectives before posing questions back to the panel

4.15

Close

 

Network: Access and Widening Participation
Date(s): Friday, 22 April 2016
Times: 10.00-16.15
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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Rethinking Capital: Exploring how cultural capitals impact upon the transition and engagement of older first-in-family university students. A/Prof Sarah O’Shea (PhD), University of Wollongong, Australia
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Narratives of students with dyslexia:
Narratives of students with dyslexia: the importance of family Angela Murphy, Leeds Beckett University
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We are family’? Academic cultures and student parents
We are family’? Academic cultures and student parents Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau, University of Roehampton
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Recognising Students Who Care for Children
Recognising Students Who Care for Children Sam Dent, Sheffield Hallam University
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