Challenging ‘Lad Culture’ in Higher Education and Through Education

  • Date: Thursday 4 June 2015
  • Time: 12.30– 4.30 pm
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, level 12, room 12.25
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This half-day event is hosted by Dr Sharon Elley, FLaG, Dr Sally Hines, CIGS, and Care-Connect in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. The event brings together leading academics, researchers and practitioners working to challenge ‘laddism’, sexual violence, gender and class inequalities in higher education and via education. The day explores a number of key areas associated with ‘lad culture’ and we very warmly welcome the follow experts in the field:

The Issues:

12.30-12.50: Register

12.50-1.00: Welcome: Dr Sharon Elley

1.00-1.30: ‘Lad cultures’ and sexual violence in UK higher education – where do we go from here? Dr Alison Phipps, University of Sussex

1.30-2.00: ‘Is ‘lad culture’ a problem in HE? Exploring the perspectives of staff working in UK HEIs’, Dr Vanita Sundaram, University of York

2.00-2.30: Q & A

2.30-3.00: Refreshments

Tackling issues:

3.00-3.05: ‘Equality and Challenging Stereotypical Behaviour from Nursery Upwards’, Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson

3.05-3.30: ‘Escaping the ‘Man-box’ – Coaching Healthy and Respectful Masculinity in Schools: An Approach to Prevention’ Michael Conroy, A Call to Men, UK

3.30-4.00: ‘White, Male and Privileged’: Experiences of Lad Culture in the US Context, Jon Mermelstein, Exchange Student, University of Leeds

4.00-4.25: Q & A

4.25-4.30: Closing: Dr Sharon Elley

For more details, please contact: Dr Sharon Elley, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Social Sciences Building, email: