Panel discussion: Imagine the University: Five Big Ideas

7 September 2015, 2.28 PM - 7 September 2015, 2.28 PM

4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA

If you could do one thing to change the university, what would it be? Our five speakers will each suggest a 'big idea' to make the university a better, and happier, place.

The panel includes:

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, Postgraduate Equalities Officer, National Union of Students

This is a free event, but you'll need to register for a ticket. Wine at 5:30pm, panel discussion 6-7pm


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?

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