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Research Seminar - Choose Your Own Adventure - Sandra Hopkins

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Bridge House (room CBH008, Ground Floor)

Queen's Park Campus

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The BAM Researcher Development Hub | This event is specially designed for research students and members of staff at the University of Chester's Faculty of Business & Management (BAM).

Eligibility: Open to all researchers and interested parties.

The format:

  • Refreshments/ networking
  • Seminar
  • Questions and answers


Choose Your Own Adventure by Sandra Hopkins, CWRS, Chester Business School, University of Chester

The aim of this workshop is to explore our experiences of our bodies in the workplace and explore our own stories through choice. The workshop will start with storytelling, using adaptive narrative auto-ethnography to set the scene of a typical day in the life of a learner and an academic in the workplace of Higher Education. Participants will then collaborate in small groups to continue the story through the guided creation of Choose Your Own Adventure style stories (Mundy and Consoli, 2013). They will consider the choices this character has, reflecting on their own workplaces, bodies and actions in their daily lives – choosing writing as an action of love (Kiriakos and Tienari, 2018). Will your character experience a tortuous or a carefree journey – you decide! Towards the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to give others the opportunity to experience their adventures through informal story-sharing and story-swapping.


Sandra Hopkins is a Senior Lecturer and a DProf learner at the Centre for Work Related Studies, University of Chester. As an education and management professional who excels at partnership and project working, Sandra can often be found in her natural habitat working as a change agent and translator between people and organisations. She holds a passion for education and learning on an international scale exploring fascinating insights into different cultures. She strongly believes that learning is for everyone - regardless of their physical or social status or geography - and is an integral part of human growth.


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