Imagine the University: Five Big Ideas

6 October 2015, 5.30 PM - 6 October 2015, 7.00 PM

Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA

Panel discussion

If you could do one thing to change the university, what would it be? Our panel of radical thinkers from inside and outside the University will each suggest a 'big idea' to make the university a better - and happier - place. We'll also be asking the audience for their big ideas for a brighter future for higher education.

Mark Ames, Director of Student Services, University of Bristol 
Edson Burton, Poet, historian and community activist 
Keri Facer, Professor of Educational and Social Futures
Tom Sperlinger, Reader in English Literature and Community Engagement 
Sorana Vieru, NUS Vice President, Higher Education

About the Happy University

This series takes up the call initiated by the Happy City Index that new measures of prosperity and action on well-being and sustainability are urgently needed. In order for individuals, institutions and society to thrive, we need to go beyond economic measurements of success. It is up to us - people, businesses, institutions and communities - to imagine something better.

Building on the University of Bristol's commitment to be an engaged university, a series of lively public debates and workshops will explore what a happy university might look like in the context of a happy city.  Imagine a diverse, accessible, sustainable university firmly rooted in the lives of Bristol's communities - how might we put it into practice, together?

This is a free event, but you'll need to register for a ticket.

Contact information

Katherine Dunleavy

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