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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Looking to pursue your love of learning? Join us for our upcoming Undergraduate Virtual Open Day on 22nd April, where you’ll delve into the world of undergraduate study at the Institute of Continuing Education.  

The day will include bitesize lectures from our inspiring academics, the chance to ask current students what they enjoy most about studying with us, and information sessions from our student support teams including tips for your application and the funding opportunities available. View the full agenda below. 

View the recordings:

Time Session
10.00-10.30 Introduction to the Institute of Continuing Education with Head of Institute, Dr Jim Gazzard 
10.30-11.00 Overview of Undergraduate courses and the learning pathways at ICE

Bitesize lecture: 'Levelling up: Sociological reflections and responses'
Dr Nigel Kettley provides a brief review of the government's white paper 'Levelling up the UK' (2022) reflecting on the meaning of levelling up, the measurement of geographic disparities and the capitals framework suggested for evaluating inequality

11.20-11.30 Tuition fee support
11.30-11.40 Hints and tips for your application
11.40-11.50 Overview of the online learning environment

Bitesize lecture: 'Does the Earth have rights?'
Dr Alexander Carter discusses which problems are posed by the possibility of conferring rights on non-human entities, e.g. animals, historic buildings or the planet itself? In this brief talk, we will consider some of these problems, and consider alternative proposals from contemporary philosophers.

12.20-12.50 Live Q&A with current students
13.00-13.15 Bitesize lecture: 'A brief history of everything'
Dr Victoria Stewart-Jolley touches on some key topics studied in International Relations including historical events and the theory and ideas which dominate the field.
13.15-13.45 Live Q&A with academic team

Bitesize lecture: 'The long and short of it: reading in the 21st century'
Dr Jenny Bavidge discusses the influence of online culture on modern day literature. In this brief talk we discuss how writing styles have developed throughout the 21st century and ask is the novel dead?

14.05-14.20 Wrap up


Event date

Saturday, 22 April, 2023 - 10:00