Dr. Samantha Broadhead, Head of Research at Leeds Arts University, is celebrating the publication of her latest book Perspectives on Access: Practice and Research.
An event will be held at Batley Community Centre to celebrate the launch on Saturday 21st September 5.30 -7.30, where Samantha Broadhead will be around to discuss her work.
Samantha studied at Batley Art School on the Pre. BA Foundation course before taking a visual arts degree at the University of Lancaster. During the past six years she has been undertaking research into mature students who go back to university to study art and design.
Samantha with her co-authors Anthony Hudson and Rosemarie Davies has written a book about Access education, a topic Samantha argues is very important in the 21st Century. She believes that older people should have the opportunity to study the subjects they are passionate about, including art and design, even if they did not do so well at school. Education should be for personal development and love of the subject, as well providing a flexible and creative workforce in the future. She hopes that the people of Batley who have dreams about returning to study will consider doing an Access to HE course as it has the potential to transform people’s lives.
The event is free to attend and refreshments will be available. If you would like to meet Samantha and chat about her work please drop in to Batley Community Centre on Saturday 21st September between 5.30 -7.30. Perspectives on Access: Practice and Research has been published by Emerald Publishing Limited and is available here.