Lifelong Learning Centre

Seminars So Far

Posted on Friday, 20 December 2013 at 9am
by Lifelong Learning Centre Staff.
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It has been great to get the 2013/2014 LLC Seminar Series off to a flying start with three very different seminars taking place in late November. All three seminars were fully booked in advance and were attended by a total of 147 delegates – a mixture of current LLC students, other undergraduates, alumni, University staff members, practitioners and members of the public.

LLC Arabic and Islamic Studies tutor Dr. Abdul-Basit Shaikh delivered a fascinating talk on The Impact of Islamic Law on Modern Western Society. The lively Q&A session elicited lots of thought-provoking questions and opinions from the audience and discussion continued long after the seminar had finished with one colleague overhearing two delegates still deep in debate whilst they waited for their bus home!

The seminar on Multi-agency working: Policy, research and the reality of practice brought together three speakers: LLC Child and Family Studies tutor Sue Mills, Pat Spedding (Cluster Development Manager, Inner North West Hub) and Irena Riley (Manager, Hawksworth Wood Children’s Centre) who talked about multi-agency working in the field of family support from national policy, local authority and community perspectives. A group task, in which each delegate took on a different role in trying to decide on support measures for a parent with a history of drug misuse, really gave attendees an insight into the challenges of multi-agency working and led to a truly interactive evening.

Our well-received Birth of a Brand: The Story of Marketing at Marks and Spencer seminar was a collaboration between the LLC Business Management team and the Marks and Spencer company archive on the University campus, where the seminar took place.

We look forward to the seminars which will take place in 2014.

Categories: Seminar Series