The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) would like to extend a warm welcome to all those with an interest in higher education research to the Society’s international annual research conference.

The theme for SRHE Conference 2016, on which the keynotes will focus,is an exploration of issues around freedom and control in global higher education. As higher education has expanded and internationalised, it has become the site for collaboration and debate, contestation and struggle over resources,reforms, access equity and more. This has opened up new opportunities for providing education, pursuing research and developing careers, but it has also closed down options and raised barriers, provoking opposition in some quarters.

What are the implications of this tension between freedom and control for those studying, working, managing and leading in higher education? What are the key points of challenge, and what possibilities are created?

The annual SRHE Conference provides a stimulating international forum for papers of an empirical or scholarly nature relating to research into higher education in the widest sense and from a breadth of different disciplinary perspectives. The conference is highly participative, promoting the dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats, across a range of research domains.

SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 6 December 2016

The Newer and Early Career Researchers conference will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the SRHE International Annual Research Conference. This is an excellent event for postgraduate students and newer researchers, providing the opportunity to present research work in a nurturing environment and participate in seminars and discussions.

One of our PhD students, Agata Lambrechts, will be presenting a poster at the Newer and Early Researchers Conference.  If you are planning on going too, please get in touch via email: – Agata would love to meet fellow York students/staff in Newport for moral support during her first presentation at a national conference.