The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Conference Alert: 2020 vision – the changing UK doctorate

2020 vision – the changing UK doctorate - The Higher Education Academy with the Quality Assurance Agency, UK Council for Graduate Education, Vitae (formerly UK GRAD Programme), and the British Library

DATE: 24 Nov 2008
START TIME: 09:15 am
LOCATION/VENUE: The British Library 96 Euston Road LONDON, England, NW1 2DB

“The time is right and the sector is ready for a national debate in the UK on the nature of the doctorate, given the multiple drivers for change, multiple agendas at work, and the multiple stakeholders with an interest in both the debate and the outcome” – Chris Park.

This conference will address the following themes:

the global standing, positioning and reputation of the UK doctorate;
the ways in which the doctorate makes an impact, economically, socially and culturally;
the ways in which the UK doctorate, and the doctoral student experience, are evolving in response to changing expectations, opportunities, challenges and requirements.

See website for more details.

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