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The 2nd International Conference focusing on Academic Identities will be hosted by the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

We hope this conference will be of interest to all those who work in higher education: in teaching, research, learner support and the 'new professional' roles.

The programme is now available and registration is open.

Conference delegates may be aware of European travel disruption due to volcanic ash. Intermittent travel difficulties are being experienced at short notice throughout European air space. Delegates due to fly to Glasgow to take part in the conference are advised to check with their airlines or travel agents. Please be aware that difficulties are related to weather conditions, and as such, subject to rapid and short notice change. Further information can be found on the University's website, and also from the Glasgow Airport website,


Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers are:


Call for Papers

Can we re-imagine academic life? A cursory glance at the British higher education trade press gives us headlines bemoaning standards, worries over global and institutional competitiveness, and concerns about practices from marking to contact hours. Despite long-cherished notions of academic freedom and autonomy, all would seem to be doom and gloom. How, in what appear to be such depressing circumstances, can we construct meaningful, positive academic identities?

This conference seeks to address some questions central to understanding academic life in its current guise and looking towards a re-imagined future. Through four distinctive strands, we invite contributions from a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological perspectives that speak to identity construction in contemporary higher education.


Themes & Prompts

We invite abstracts (of up to 500 words) by 15 December 2009 in four broad themes:

Guidance on session formats is available.

Contributions should be submitted through the online upload facility provided on this site. Before uploading your contribution you will be required to register with the site.

We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow.