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Critical Self-Improvement Workshop - ACE (Alternative Curriculum Events) Week

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This event is for the school of social sciences' students only

  • From: Thursday 19 November 2015, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 19 November 2015, 12 am
  • Location: CHR2702, Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
  • Booking deadline: Saturday 18 November 2017, 12.00 am
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Event details

This event is for Social Sciences students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • Explore your chosen subject through a range of activities.
  • Debate topics relevant to your subject with Social Sciences students from other courses and years.
  • Engage with a range of extra curricula activities to complement your studies and future career.

Critical Self-Improvement Workshop

Aspiring to be fitter, healthier, more productive? This workshop will interrogate the effects neoliberalism has on the way we conduct ourselves. Taking you through exercises that discuss your own investment in self-improvement and that analyse social imperatives to ‘work on our selves’, the session will critically investigate notions such as ‘aspiration’, ‘self-improvement’ and the ‘happiness industry’ and discuss academic concepts such as ‘governmentality’, ‘subjectivity’ and ‘the feminisation of labour’.

What you need to check before attending the event:

  • Are you studying Psychology with Sociology and/or a Criminology module as part of BA Health and Social Care course? If so, you will need to check your module learning rooms to see if your lectures are still taking place.
  • Are you studying on the BA (Hons) Criminology; BA (Hons) Social Work, BSc (Hons) Psychology; BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology; or BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or you will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

Want to join the conversation about ACE Week? Use #aceweek

Booking information

This event is free to attend, but places are limited so we recommend that you book as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking form to reserve your place.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Stefanie Petschick for more information.

The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event in unexpected staff absence.

Location details


CHR2702, Chaucer building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

Past event

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