PGCAP completion & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Following the completion of my first teaching certificate a few years ago, I have now successfully completed my ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice‘ (PGCAP) that I started during my time at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in early 2017. The PGCAP is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and equips holders with the…

CCCU Expert Comment: The deterioration of Polish democracy

Following the announcement of Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto two bills that are part of the governments controversial plans to reform the judiciary, I wrote a brief commentary for the CCCU Expert Comment blog. You can find the whole text below: THE DETERIORATION OF POLAND’S DEMOCRACY Dr Philipp Köker explains that the President’s veto is unlikely…

CCCU Expert Comment: Hung parliaments are democracy in action

On Friday, 9 June, I wrote a brief commentary on the outcome of the UK General Election for the CCCU Expert Comment blog. You can find the whole text below. HUNG PARLIAMENTS ARE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION Dr Philipp Köker explains why coalitions are not detrimental to democracy or strong leadership. Theresa May’s gamble to consolidate…

Talk on Books, Impact and REF2021 at the Academic Book Week 2017

On 24 January 2017, I gave a talk on ‘Books, Impact and REF2021: ECR and University Perspectives’ in the seminar ‘Emerging Tools and Metrics in the Book Impact Space‘ organised by Springer Nature as part of the Academic Book Week 2017. Together with experts from Springer Nature, Digital Science, Altmetric, Scopus and PaperHive I discussed the future…