Last Chance: Privatisation and Corporatisation in Education: Engaging with the Field


When: Friday 7th June
Time: 12pm – 4pm 
Where: The University of Manchester

We'd like to encourage BELMAS Members to attend the next meeting of the BELMAS Critical Education Policy and Leadership Studies (CEPaLs) RIG this Friday on 7th June 2019. The event will take place at The University of Manchester with speakers Dorothy Smith, Stephen Rayner, Bee Hughes, and Helen Gunter providing their perspectives on privatisation and corporatisation. We'd love to see you there!

More information is available below.



Prof Helen Gunter

Professor of Education Policy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK.

'Privatising your professional body'


Dr Dorothy Smith

Senior Lecturer in Science Education School of Education (Melbourne), La Trobe University, Australia.

'Scientists valuing openness within policy agendas of privatised knowledge'

bee hughes

Bee Hughes

PhD student, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK; Former Headteacher.

Corporatisation in practice: views from a MAT'


Dr Stephen Rayner

Deputy Editor, Management in Education; Lecturer in Educational Leadership, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester, UK.

'Re-academisation: investigating the voice of professionals'

Click here to read their abstracts.

Registration is free and there will be a complimentary lunch provided (please give dietary requirements when registering). 

In addition, two bursaries in the form of travel expenses will be available to selected doctoral students. If you wish to nominate yourself for the award, please include the following when registering for the event: 

  • A 300-500 word statement of how this event will benefit your research
  • A statement of how your doctorate is funded (e.g. research council/self-funded)

Full venue details will be provided to registered delegates in the form of joining instructions.

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