Tuesday, 15 June 2010
The Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Worcester will deliver her inaugural professorial lecture tomorrow.
Professor Ros Foskett’s lecture is entitled ‘Working with friends while cavorting with the enemy’: the paradox of partnerships. The lecture will explore the nature of partnerships between universities and other agencies and will consider how sustainable partnerships can be nurtured.
“Partnership and collaborative working are common in universities and are encouraged by governments and funding agencies seeking to gain the greatest impact from investment,” she said. “Universities are powerful agents for change and synergistic partnerships for research and course development are seen as ways of increasing the competitiveness of economies.”
The lecture will take place at 5.30pm on Wednesday, June 16 at the University’s St John’s site.
Professor Foskett joined the University in September last year from the University of Southampton, where she was Associate Dean with responsibility for enterprise and innovation.
As well as extensive experience of leading work in the areas of knowledge transfer and employer engagement, Professor Foskett, co-author of ‘Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student’s Guide’, is a highly knowledgeable educationalist. At Southampton she led highly effective work in widening participation, curriculum development, employability, work-based learning and teaching quality enhancement.
Professor Foskett’s main responsibility at Worcester is to lead the University’s academic and research development.