The University of Newcastle, Australia

CEEHE Visiting Scholar

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) will be visiting the University of Newcastle (UON) at the end of August.

Profile picture of Jacqueline Stevenson

As a sociologist of education, Professor Stevenson has a particular interest in policy and practice relating to equity and diversity in higher education.

Key areas of interest are the social and academic experiences of religious students, the access, retention and success of refugees in higher education, and Black and Minority ethnic students' degree attainment and success.

During her time, Professor Stevenson will share her expertise with CEEHE especially in the areas of working with students from a refugee background and issues around evaluation methodologies.

She will also deliver the Brian Smith Lecture on September 1 titled Reconceptualising student resilience in higher education: Countering deficit discourses to explore issues around resilience activities and intervention methods.

Professor Stevenson will also be hosting a workshop on Wednesday August 31 around the topic of (Not) Mattering in Higher Education. This paper draws on narrative interviews with refugees studying in UK higher education to explore how practices of higher education can enhance or work against students' sense of mattering.


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