Conference 2014

British Education Studies Association

10th Annual Conference

University of Glasgow

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT) Building

The politics of education studies: pedagogy, curriculum, policy

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Preconference: 25 June 2014

Main Conference: 26–27 June 2014


26 June 2014
27 June 2014

Thursday 26th June 2014

08:30-10:00Registration (WILT Foyer)
10:15-11:15Keynote 1: Professor Graham Donaldson (WILT Lecture Theatre)
11:15-11:45Tea and Coffee (WILT Foyer)
11:45-12:45Parallel Paper Sessions 1 (various rooms)
12:45-13:55Lunch (WILT Foyer)
14:30-15:00Keynote 2: Professor Andy Furlong
15:00-16:00Parallel Paper Sessions 2 (various rooms)
16:00-16:15Tea and Coffee (WILT Foyer)
16:15-17:30AGM (WILT Lecture Theatre)
17:30-19:00Free time
19:00-19:30Drinks reception ((Hilton)
19:30Conference Dinner (Hilton)

Friday 27th June 2014

09:00-10:30Paper Sessions 3 (various rooms)
10:30-11:00Tea and Coffee (WILT Foyer)
11:00-12:00Paper Sessions 4
12:00-13:00Paper Sessions 5
13:00-13:55Lunch (WILT Foyer)
14:00-15:00Key Note 3: Professor Kathryn Ecclestone (WILT Lecture Theatre)
15:00-15:15Conference close

Keynote Speakers

Professor Graham Donaldson
Former head of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education, currently Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow.

Professor Andy Furlong
Professor of Social Inclusion and Education at the University of Glasgow

Early Career Researcher Pre-Conference

Venue: Western Infirmary lecture theatre building (WILT)

The preconference has been developed in preparation for the Annual Conference at the University of Glasgow which follows directly after on the 26th-27th June 2014. It has been developed so that post-graduate students and new researchers can attend workshops that will benefit their studies and future career opportunities. Confirmed workshops and speakers include:

  • From thesis to book: writing for publication (Michele Schweisfurth, University of Glasgow)
  • Developing academic writing for timely doctoral completion (Oscar Odena, University of Glasgow)
  • Get followed and get networking: using social media to promote your research (Mark Murphy, University of Glasgow)
  • How to design focus groups for effective research outcomes (Suanne Gibson, University of Plymouth)
  • Nail the dream job: increasing your employability (Dickon Copsey, University of Glasgow)
  • Designing questionnaires in education research (Trevor Male, University of Hull)
10:15-10:30Welcome Room 114, WILT Building Dr. Mark Murphy, University of Glasgow
10:30-11:30Parallel sessions 1
A Designing questionnaires in education research, Dr. Trevor Male, University of Hull
B How to (and how not to) write for publication: discussion with a journal editor. Prof. Michele Schweisfurth, University of Glasgow
C Submitting your abstract and Presenting at conferences Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou
11:30-11:45Break (tea and coffee)
11:45-12:45Parallel sessions 2
A Trials and Tribulations in the PhD: A Discussion PhD Students, University of Glasgow
B Building professional networks beyond academia through LinkedIn, Dr. Dickon Copsey, University of Glasgow
C Q Methodology, Dr. Zeta Brown
12:45-14:00‘Academic Speed-dating’ Networking lunch
14:00-15:00Parallel sessions 3
A ‘Dialogue and space’ – considering the focus group, Dr. Suanne Gibson, University of Plymouth
B Bridging the digital and academic divide: making social media work for your research, Dr. Mark Murphy, University of Glasgow
C Blood Sweat and Tears (How to survive the viva), Dr. Steven McKinney, University of Glasgow
15:00-15:15Break (tea and coffee)
15:15-16:15Expert Panel Q&A Forum (Room 114) Chair: Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol
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