Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Challenging ‘lad culture’ in Higher Education and through education

When:
June 4, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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People are invited to attend a half-day seminar that will discuss ways in which to challenge ‘lad culture’ in Higher Education and through education.

The event will bring together leading academics, researchers and practitioners working to challenge laddism, violence, gender and class inequalities in higher education and via education.

It will be held on Thursday, 4 June between 12.30-4.30pm in the Social Sciences Building, level 12, room 12.25.

The programme is provided below:

 The issues
 12.30-12.50pm  Register
 12.50-1pm  Welcome: Dr Sharon Elley
 1-1.30pm  ‘Lad cultures’ and sexual violence in UK higher education – where do we go from here? Dr Alison Phipps, University of Sussex
 1.30-2pm  ‘Is ‘lad culture’ a problem in HE? Exploring the perspectives of staff working in UK HEIs’, Dr Vanita Sundaram, University of York
 2-2.30pm  Q & A
 2.30-3pm  Refreshments
 Tackling issues
 3-3.30pm  ‘Escaping the ‘Man-box’ – Coaching Healthy and Respectful Masculinity in Schools: An Approach to Prevention’ Michael Conroy, A Call to Men, UK
 3.30-4pm  ‘White, Male and Privileged’: Experiences of Lad Culture in the US Context, Jon Mermelstein, Exchange Student, University of Leeds
4-4.25pm Q & A
4.25-4.30pm Closing: Dr Sharon Elley

Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Places are limited so please register your attendance by email to Sharon Elley

The event is being hosted by Sharon Elley, FLaG and Sally Hines, CIGS in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

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