University hosts high profile conferences

Two high profile conferences associated with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research occurred this past week.

Dr Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) organised an international conference entitled ‘Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management’ and it was a very impressive turnout with excellent papers. The Centre for Parenting has a high profile among those doing research on parenting, and the fact that that event had participants from North America and many European countries, attests to this.

Yesterday, Alex Hensby and Lavinia Mitton gave papers at the ‘Closing the gap: Research and Practice on Black and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment in Higher Education’ conference and were the key organisers of this conference too. Again, academics and policymakers from various sectors of education were present.

Closing the Gap event –

CPCS event – – please contact Ellie Lee for more information.