Doctoral programmes conference
A conference organised by students for students
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Doctoral Programmes Conference will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of June. The conference theme is ‘The Impact of my Research’
The impact of research in social sciences has become increasingly important, especially in the current shifting socio-economic and political scene. In this context, how do we position our research? What do we aspire to change with it? To what ‘'regime of truth’' do we contribute? Consequences of our research are a crucial question that unfortunately we tend to leave it at the end. However, we should take them into consideration from the very beginning since each and every research is enmeshed in ethical, practical, social, political, ideological and power webs.
More than 20 presenters from a wide range of universities within the UK will (re)examine the impact of research in social sciences including -but without being limited to- the following fields: institutions, ethics, the individual, methodological issues, communities, practices and society(ies).
Keynote speakers are:
Professor Leon Tikly, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
Dr Sheila Trahar, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
Dr Robin Shields, School of Education, Bath Spa University
Dr Steven Emery, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of Bristol
Dr Kate Miller, Dr Maggie Leggett and Dr Fiona Hyland, Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
This is an exciting opportunity to experience the diversity which flourishes within our Graduate School and beyond, and practice presenting or participation in a less daunting environment.
The Doctoral Programmes Conference is an annual event organised by the Graduate School MPhil/PhD and EdD students. It has been a great success in the last few years and it is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow students, gain presentation experience and hear some prominent speakers.
Students who volunteer to help organise the conference are given valuable experience of events planning, networking and budget management.
Speakers who have previously presented at the Doctoral Conference include:
- Dr David Mills (Keynote Speaker 2011): Department of Education, University of Oxford. 'This is not an academic career: Reflections of an undisciplined anthropologist'
- Professor Kelley Johnson (Keynote Speaker 2011). Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol. 'In social research you are either disreputable or unhelpful. Walking the Tightrope'
- Professor Judith Squires (Keynote Speaker 2009): Professor of Political Theory, University of Bristol. 'Making and Impact on The Real World: Getting Your Research Published'
- Mr Grahma Hobbs (Keynote Speaker 2009): Editorial Director from Taylor and Francis academic publishers. 'Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips to Help You Succeed'
- Dr Guoxing Yu (Special Keynote Speaker 2008): Winner of the Jacqueline A. Ross Award (2008) for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Language Testing (awarded by the TOEFL Program of Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. USA)
- Professor Martyn Hammersley (Keynote Speaker 2008) Professor in Educational and Social Research Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at the Open University. 'Can you get there from here? The agonies of analysis'
- Professor David James (Keynote Speaker 2008) from the School of Education at UWE and a member of the Bristol centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Education (BRILLE). 'Professional identities in Higher Education'
- Dr Sara Delamont (Keynote Speaker 2007): Reader in Education, Culture and Society, Cardiff University. 'How To Get A PhD'
- Professor Peter Clough (Keynote Speaker 2007): Professor of Education, Liverpool Hope University. 'Demystifying Methodology'
The conference takes place in June every year and is open to all students registered with the Doctoral Programmes Office and staff in the Graduate School of Education.