The pros and cons of part-time professional study
Tuesday’s inaugural lecture looks at how studying part-time for professional qualifications can affect a person’s day-job. Professor Hilary Burgess from our School of Education will speak on 'Border Crossings: Journeys between Work Place and University'.
The lecture is based on Professor Burgess’s research into the experiences of teachers, higher education staff, dentists and nurses studying for part-time doctorates in education and health at the University of Sheffield, Middlesex University and the Open University.
The various courses lasted between four and six years and, while the long-term benefits of such a qualification are undeniable, the question was: what were the short-term pros and cons during the period of study?
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Ken Edwards Building.