25 November 2016
In July 2016 the Educational Research Department once again hosted the Higher Education Close-Up (HECU) conference and welcomed delegates from around the world.

The theme this year was ‘Locating Social Justice in Close-Up Research in Higher Education’.  Keynotes were given by Professor Monica McLean (Nottingham University), Professor Jenni Case (Cape Town University) and Dr Jan McArthur (Lancaster University).  Videos of the keynotes by Jenni Case and Jan McArthur are now available on our YouTube channel.

As well as delegates from many different countries we were especially delighted that several of our own doctoral students presented their work at HECU8 – and feedback suggests it was a helpful and interesting experience for them.  Special thanks to Alice Jesmont for her excellent administration and care for detail which ensured the conference was a great success – academically and socially!

HECU is a biennial international conference, and HECU9 will take place in 2018 in the sunny location of Cape Town, South Africa.