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The Future of the University Public Lecture Series - The University and the Role of Distance Learning - Tackling Sector Diversity (Peter Horrocks CBE, Open University)

22nd November 2017, 20:00 to 21:00, Great Hall, University College

When picturing a University student, the first thing that comes to mind is an 18 year old, moving from full time secondary to full time higher education and often leaving home for the first time. But what about those students who don’t fit this picture; those studying part time, or remotely, or both? What about students whose age, caring responsibilities, health, or work commitments mean the “standard” HE experience just isn’t on the cards?

In his remarks Peter Horrocks will explore the technical, social and political factors behind the need for greater diversity in the sector - and the innovation required to support it in the years ahead.

This lecture is free and open to all, and is on a first come, first served basis. The series will be held in the Great Hall at University College (Durham Castle). Doors will open at 7.45pm.For further information contact the IAS (

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