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Being a university student in Denmark today


Date and time

Thursday 16. June 2022 at 08:30 to 13:00

Registration Deadline

Monday 13. June 2022 at 12:00

Location

Faculty of Social Sciences, Room 15.3.01, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K Faculty of Social Sciences
Room 15.3.01, Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K

Being a university student in Denmark today


Event Description

We invite you to join us in a conversation about the experiences, and perceptions, of Danish university students today.  We situate our discussion in a recently completed, cross-country, European Research Council-funded study led by Professor Rachel Brookes. 

This event will enable students, researchers & lecturers, Heads of Study, Deans of Education and pedagogic experts to hear about relevant research and share their own views in this half-day event. Students are particularly encouraged to attend and join in the conversation.

PROGRAM

08.30 - 09.00     
Coffee/registration

09.00
Welcome
Professors Lars Ulriksen and Claire Maxwell

09.10 - 10.15
Keynote -
Conceptualising the Danish higher education student                          Professor Rachel Brooks, University of Surrey and PI of EuroStudents

10.20 - 11.05   
Two paper about UCPH students
Katia Bill Nielsen and Lars Ulriksen.

11.05 - 11.20
Coffee break

11.20 - 11.35
Small discussion groups

11.35 - 12.30    
Plenary discussion:

      • Rachel Brooks
      • Eva Silberschmidt Viala Pro-Dean for Education from Humanities
      • Jakob Demant (representing Head of Studies)
      • Tiril Lewis (Studenteroprøret ‘22)
      • Christian Rasmussen, Executive committee of Studenterrådet

12.30 - 13.00
‘To go’ lunch and further discussions/networking

Limited number of seats, so please remember to register. In case of too many participants, UCPH participants will be prioritised.

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About the keynote

What does it mean to be a higher education student in Europe today? To what extent are understandings of the higher education student shared across nations, and by different stakeholders within them? Is higher education homogenised across the European continent and what has the effect of marketisation been for student experiences?

In this talk, Professor Rachel Brooks will draw on data collected from a large, cross-national project, funded by the European Research Council, to examine the various ways students are conceptualised across Europe, with a particular focus on the understandings evident in Denmark. In some ways, Danish students are similar to their counterparts in the other nations in our research (England, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Spain) – not least in their emphasis on their enthusiasm for their studies and their hard-working nature, their rejection of being positioned only as a ‘future worker’, and their commitment to social change. However, the perspectives (and constructions) of Danish students can also be considered distinct –influenced by the Humboldtian model of higher education; Danish mechanisms for funding university-level study; and recent national policy initiatives (particularly the Study Progress Reforms).
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Event Location

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Organizer Contact Information

University of Copenhagen, Department of Science Education and Department of Sociology
Phone: +45 35333785
regnskab@samf.ku.dk

Organizer Contact Information

University of Copenhagen, Department of Science Education and Department of Sociology
Phone: +45 35333785
regnskab@samf.ku.dk