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LHERI Lunchtime Seminar Series: Sam Whewall

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

At this event, hosted by Sam Whewall, PhD Student based within the Department of Education of the University of Bath, he will present a seminar titled: ‘Using a new visual participatory method to understand the social and spatial factors underpinning student (im)mobilities: Insights from northern England and Singapore’.

This event, taking place on in JBL3C01 (Joseph Banks Laboratories), is free for staff to attend – lunch will also be provided. To sign up, and to also notify us of any dietary requirements if there are any, please email: lheri@lincoln.ac.uk

“In this seminar, I discuss my research on the higher education trajectories of British youth. Taking as a starting point the intersecting social and geographical inequalities and inequities that pervade national and global higher education arenas, this project examines comparatively the social and spatial factors underpinning the (im)mobilities of individuals’ university choices. It also casts light on the starkly different socio-spatial horizons British young people operating within different social and geographical contexts set for themselves. I outline a newly-developed participatory visual method, the use of which generated rich narrative and visual data that foreground both the social and spatial nature of student (im)mobilities. I also draw on data from two research sites – a state school in a northern post-industrial town in the UK and an independent international school in Singapore – examining ways in which British youth orient towards (or are predisposed to) particular educational and graduate pathways, and the roles of social class and place in shaping young people’s social networks, identities and aspirations.”


March 5
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS United Kingdom


Bethan Everett
01522 83 5413