Universities Week 2012

Friday, 27 April 2012


Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer is taking part in a number of events during Universities Week which this year runs between 13–19 June.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Beer is taking part in a number of events during Universities Week which this year runs between 13–19 June.

Universities Week is now in its second year and is organised by Universities UK. It aims to increase awareness amongst the public of the wide and varied role universities play in the UK.

On Tuesday 14 June Professor Beer will be joining her counterpart from the University of Oxford Professor Andrew Hamilton at Harcourt Hill where they will share their ideas on the value of culture in modern society.

The event is also part of the Oxford Inspires Cultural Platform series and the audience will include members of staff from both universities as well as leaders in their fields from across Oxfordshire.

On Sunday June 12 Professor Beer chatted to Bill Heine on his BBC Radio Oxford breakfast show. She joined Bill in the studio for an hour-long interview about Oxford Brookes and Higher Education in general.You can listen to the interview by logging onto BBC Radio Oxford.

On various days throughout the week, student stories from Oxford Brookes are featuring on Malcolm Boyden’s mid-morning show on BBC Radio Oxford at 11am.

Around the country, many universities will be putting on a number of events to highlight their work to the public - from how they boost a person’s career to showcasing research likely to change the world.

Last year, more than 110 universities took part.