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‘Seeing Beyond’ the commercialisation of Higher Education

Has education in the UK finally been reduced to the commercialisation of the acquisition of knowledge and skills?

In a climate of focus on achievement and grades do we give time for the development of wider values? Is a values driven curricula and pedagogy a realistic and sustainable alternative?

Chaplaincy at the University of Portsmouth seeks to make a contribution to this debate in a FREE One Day Symposium on the 28 June. Through reflection upon philosophy, the performing arts, the contemplative life, and theology we will explore how education can be seen as having truly ‘higher’ value and purpose. We suggest there is always value in education, if we are prepared to ‘See Beyond’.

Our speakers for the day will be:

  • Mr David Carpenter PhD
  • Khayaal Theatre Company
  • Rev Dr Jeremy Law DPhil
  • Sister Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ PhD

A free lunch is provided for all who attend!


Thursday 28 June 2018, 09.30am – 4.30pm


University of Portsmouth Chaplaincy
Nuffield Centre
St. Michael’s Road

Tel. 023 9284 3030


Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite.

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