Research Students' Education Conference 2015 - Call for Papers
The School of Education at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the Department of Education at the University of York and the School of Education at the University of Sheffield are pleased to announce the Research Students’ Education Conference 2015 (RSEC) to be held on Wednesday 29th April 2015. This annual conference provides postgraduate research students in education across the White Rose DTC universities a dynamic environment where they can share different aspects of their Research Journey, no matter the stage of their research they are in.
This year's conference is focused on methodology during our PhD journey. Presentations are encouraged to discuss issues which may include (without being limited to) research experiences, challenges, dilemmas, linking theory to practical experiences, and impact. The conference provides an enriching opportunity to learn from colleagues and expand academic networks.
Call for Papers
Interested postgraduate research students should send a 250-word abstract for oral presentations, which will last no longer than 15 minutes. In addition, the conference will host poster presentations (A1 size in portrait layout) and students are invited to submit 250-word abstracts for them as well. First year research students are very welcome to share their experiences or aspirations either in a poster or presentation. Registration of Abstracts must be completed by 10 April 2015.
Professor Stephen Gorard is a Professor of Education and Well-being at the University of Durham. Professor Gorard holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Cardiff University, is a member for the ESRC Grants awarding Panel and an evaluator for the European Commission Directorate-General for Education and Culture, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Food Standards Agency, the Learning and Skills Information Service, and the Educational Endowment Foundation. He is an award winning writer and is the author of nearly 1,000 books and papers. His work has focused educational research methods, research quality, evaluation of education, equity and effectiveness.