Located within the Department of Education in the School of Education and Social Work, the research centre CHEER has been established to consolidate higher education research and scholarship at the University of Sussex.
CHEER stands for the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research. CHEER's director is Professor Louise Morley.
Download the CHEER Brochure: 2013/14 [PDF 2.60MB]
Download the CHEER Annual Report: 2012/13 [PDF 418.00KB]
Latest CHEER News
CHEER will present the symposium 'Performing Difference in the Global Academy' at the 2013 SRHE Conference at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales on Thursday 12th December from 2.15pm. Papers presented to include:
- Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy
Professor Louise Morley, Director of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)
- Managing Social Differences in Higher Education: Hidden distinctions
Dr Linda Morrice, CHEER, University of Sussex
- Making a Difference? Conducting an applied study on the experience of BME staff in English Higher Education
Professor Valerie Hey, CHEER, University of Sussex
- Student Performativity: How presenteeism, learnerism and globalism are eroding the freedom to learn
Professor Bruce Macfarlane, University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor to CHEER
- Troubling the Concept: An exploration of difference within students' experiences of critical thinking in higher education
Emily Danvers, CHEER, University of Sussex
1. Professor Louise Morley was a keynote speaker on Researching the Future: Towards an Inclusive Global Knowledge Economy [PPT 8.88MB] at the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences organised by Middlesex University, Dubai, 26-28 November 2013.
2. Professor Louise Morley was the guest speaker at the Imagining the University of the Future [PPT 2.08MB] Public Lecture hosted by Group 22 in Zagreb, Croatia on 8 November 2013. Group 22 is a think tank based at the University of Zadar dedicated to green and left progressive politics. They are committed to nourishing alternative models of socially just, democratic and materially sustainable societies for the 22nd century. Group 22 has also produced the "Declaration on Science and Higher Education [PDF 263K]" with the Academic Solidarity Union in Zagreb, a document which expresses concerns about the neoliberal agenda in science and higher education.
1. Professor Louise Morley made the keynote presentation Lost Leaders: Women in the global academy [PPT 12.31MB] at the European Union Conference 'Female Empowerment in Science and Technology (FESTA)' conference at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 23-25 October 2013.
2. CHEER member, Professor Valerie Hey, was a panel member at the conference 'A Discussion of the Role of Black and Minority Ethnic Academies in Higher Education' at the University of Manchester on Friday 18th October. Rob Berkeley, Director of The Runnymeade Trust since 2009, was the panel Chair.
Professor Hey will also be the keynote speaker at the upcoming conference 'Critical Terrain: Dividing lines and lives' on Friday 7th February 2014. She will present Past Perfect - Present Dis/Possessive - Future Conditional?: Generation, Gender, Class and Feminism.
3. CHEER cited in the Times Higher Education on the 10th October. See Athena SWAN gender equity charter spreads across sector by Jack Groves.
See all News.