Technical, Professional and Vocational Higher Education

Convenors:
Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker, University of Birmingham
Professor Kevin Orr, University of Huddersfield
 

This network focuses on issues broadly concerned with technical, professional and vocational forms of higher education. Rapid change to the provision of higher level education across the globe includes reform and development to vocationally-focused higher education. The reforms occur both within the university sector and beyond, involving, for example, technical HE institutions and polytechnics, college-based HE, and community colleges. In addition, there is a growing role for private and 'alternative' providers. Dual degrees, higher level apprenticeships and sub-Bachelor qualifications are just some of the pathways offered as part of technical, professional and vocational HE. Alongside issues of quality, questions of equity and inequality, access and social justice form significant concerns in these evolving forms of provision.

The network takes a broad approach to bringing together work which highlights and critically interrogates HE in this area, including research that addresses policy, curriculum and practice occurring both inside and outside the walls of the ‘university’, in the UK and international contexts.

This Network was formerly named the Post-Compulsory and Higher Education Network. 

Convenors

2012 - Present. Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker, University of Birmingham, UK

2016 - Present. Professor Kevin Orr, University of Huddersfield, UK

Previous convenors

Professor Jill Jameson, University of Greenwich

Professor Yvonne Hillier, University of Brighton

 

Upcoming Events +

08 July 2019
Higher Education in Colleges: International Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges


Past Events +

16 May 2019
Understanding and conceptualizing knowledge in professional and vocationally-oriented higher education: Beyond time management and interpersonal skills

09 May 2018
Degree Apprenticeships: What does research tell us already?

30 April 2018
Developing curriculum, learning and pedagogies in STEM subjects: the case of Engineering

23 May 2017
In whose interests? Access, participation and progression in a context of changing configurations of HE

10 February 2017
Lifelong Learning inside and outside the walls of the academy: Looking back and looking forward

15 March 2016
“Getting” maths: the challenges of achieving maths qualifications, knowledge and skills, and the GCSE hurdle

03 March 2016
Leadership and Research in Further Education

16 February 2016
Social justice, access and diversity in higher education: home international comparisons

06 November 2014
HE in FE: becoming established in the field?

19 March 2013
The role of the further education sector in higher education provision in England

08 November 2012
Progression and Transitions-more than university and A-Levels

11 May 2012
Pedagogic Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education: Does it Exist

13 May 2008
Constructing identities in new forms of higher education: student transitions in the context of dual

Worldwise news
UCL Access and Widening Participation
3 July 2019, London
HE in Colleges: International Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges
Monday, 08 July 2019
Reflexive Leadership: On Organizing in an Imperfect World
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Race Equity through Pedagogy Conference
1 July 2019 9:30-4pm
Standing Conference on Academic Practice
4-5 July 2019
Surrey L.A.S.E.R. 2019
June 18th 2019
Graduateness: What is a Graduate of Contemporary Higher Education?
27 June 2019
The 6th Summer School on Higher Education 2019
August 12-13, 2019
Forum for Access & Continuing Education (FACE) Conference
3-5 July-Sheffield Hallam
SRHE membership benefits:
Engagement with
the global higher education research community…