Research Events

Research Events

Professorial lectures, seminars and other events

Below you will find details of forthcoming Professorial Lectures, Distinguished Visitor Programme events, school seminar series, and other events of interest to the wider research population. If you would like to find out more about an event or wish to register to attend, please click on the event title in the calendar. This will also give you the booking instructions. We strive to ensure our events are inclusive for all. Please let us know at point of booking, if you have any requirements, eg access, mobility, interpreters, hearing, dietary etc, so that we can try to put provision in place. You can also follow @UCLanResearch on twitter for the latest updates.

Professorial Lectures

The University holds Professorial Lectures throughout the year. Details of forthcoming events will be listed below. Please contact Sue Conduit (  Tel: 01772 893390) if you would like to attend any of these Lectures.

The Future of our Digital Universities in an age of Neoliberalism

Michael Thomas, Professor in HE and Online Learning

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 12 –1.00pm, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Preston campus

In his talk, Professor Thomas will discuss how digital technologies are shaping teaching, learning and administration in higher educational institutions.  He will ask how this process is shaped by neoliberalism’s redefinition of education as a marketplace.  Arguments of whether market-based competition has made universities more efficient and innovative, or whether digital technologies and neoliberalism are complicit in undermining education as a ‘public good’ will be considered.

Further information on Professor Thomas’ research can be found on the following link.

For a full list of UCLan events, please see the main UCLan What’s On Calendar