The Sarah Fielden seminar series
Education at The University of Manchester has a proud history dating back to the late 19th century.
The University appointed its first professor of education in 1899 using benefaction from the philanthropist Sarah Fielden. This began a tradition that has continued to this day, with Helen Gunter our current Sarah Fielden-endowed professor of education. Naming our seminar series after Sarah recognises her ongoing influence and honours her legacy.
The aim of the series is to promote our programmes of research within the University. Each seminar is led by an MIE research leader who presents on their area of expertise, before facilitating a discussion of key implications for theory, research, policy and practice with audience members.
All seminars begin at 4pm and are held in Ellen Wilkinson Building C5.1. All seminars are open to staff, students and members of the public.
- 21 February - Motivational interviewing: conversations for change within school, by Dr Cathy Atkinson
- 28 March - Teaching and learning: researching multiple perspectives through participatory photography, by Dr Andy Howes
- 11 April - Walking a tightrope: a risky narrative of transition to higher education, by Dr Pauline Prevett
- 16 May - Inclusion in education in the global south: dilemmas of difference, by Dr Susie Miles