PaTHES Webinar: Revitalising doctoral education – beyond global trauma
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, doctoral education and the PhD have felt the repercussions of national and global instability – both politically, socially, and institutionally. With the economic recession and changes in job-markets around the world, academic employability is drying up, which makes future employability prospects for PhD holders even more unpredictable. Currently, PhD students experience having their data collection disrupted, becoming isolated and lonely when removed from their research environments and research teams, and doctoral supervision and peer support have to find new forms of expression and new communication formats digitally. However, we also witness new possibilities for re-imagining and re-defining doctoral study and the societal and cultural importance of research and the PhD. Further, we detect a renewed institutional focus on inter-connectivity and sustainable academic communities for newer researchers.
Keynote speakers in this webinar will be
Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor, University College London, United Kingdom
Catherine Manathunga, Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast,
Karri A. Holley, Professor, University of Alabama, United States
Liezel Frick, Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Registration deadline is 12 November 2020. Please sign up on the PaTHES Website.