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Newer Researchers' Conference, 6/7 December 2011

Newer Researchers’ Conference 2011:
New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education

This conference, designed specifically for newer researchers, offers a unique environment for the presentation of research papers in a supportive and developmental atmosphere and encourages participation in workshops and plenary discussions. Workshops will include Developing your Publications profile and Developing your Academic Writing.

The one and a half day Newer researchers Conference (Delegate price £158) includes participation in the first day of the SRHE Research Conference which follows and accommodation at the Celtic Manor. This is a fantastic opportunity for newer researchers and postgraduate students.

The Newer Researchers Pre Conference will begin on the morning of Tuesday 6 December 2011 (10.15 am) and will end on Wednesday afternoon 7th December 2011 (after lunchtime) The morning of the second day is an optional addition.

The venue will be the same as the Annual Research conference: the Celtic Manor Resort

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of everyone at the SRHE, we are delighted to announce the SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference, which will take place 6 – 7 December 2011, at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales.

This year, the theme for the conference is New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education. We invite you to participate in Conference by submitting an abstract for presentation, or by attending this exciting annual event.

This SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference provides a unique opportunity for newer researchers in the domains of higher education studies and educational development to share and discuss their work with peers in the higher education research community, in a supportive but stimulating environment. We bring together students and newer researchers in the early stages of a research career as well as those who may have more experience either in education, or in other fields, but are new to the issues of higher education research.

The Conference provides the opportunity to present your own work whilst learning more about the kinds of areas other newer researchers in higher education are exploring – and from a wide range of perspectives. We welcome presentations reporting on ongoing research as well as pilot or completed studies, conceptual, theoretical or empirical papers. Submissions are peer-refereed, resulting in a range of high quality presentations and lively debate. 

Whether presenting your own work or attending for the first time to get a feel for things, opportunities are provided for delegates to chair presentations, attend workshops covering key skills for the newer researcher, and hear leading speakers. With an international delegate group and a variety of networking activities, you will have access to a broad range of research contacts and like minds. What’s more, it all takes place at an excellent venue where you can enjoy the conference and relax at the same time.

The Conference will run for one and a half days, to provide room for presentations, a number of workshops, a keynote speaker, and plenty of networking time. In addition, the Conference will ‘run into’ the subsequent the SRHE Annual Research Conference, which means that you will be able to attend the opening events and keynote paper for that event too if you would like to – and at no extra charge.

The Newer Researchers’ Conference is supported and subsidised by the SRHE. We hope you will take advantage of the very favourable delegate rates for such a prestigious event at a leading venue and join us in December 2011.

With best wishes,

Patrick Baughan, Dr Sian Lindsay, Dr Saranne Weller
Convenors of SRHE Newer Researchers’ Network.

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The Society has a small number of bursaries available of £100 to assist fulltime students to attend the SRHE Annual Research Conference and of £50 to assist Full time students attending the Postgraduate and Newer Researchers Conference. All applicants for bursaries must provide proof of their student status and complete a bursary application form available to download from the conference website.

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“Positive Futures for higher education; connections, communities and criticality : Newer Researchers' Perspectives”

SRHE Conference for Postgraduates & Newer Researchers
6-7 December 2011, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
New communities, spaces and places: inspiring futures for higher education

Keynote Speakers

Dr Paul Ashwin

Dr Paul Ashwin
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education (HE) in here@lancaster, the HE Research and Evaluation Centre in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

Professor Gráinne Conole

Professor Gráinne Conole
Professor of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester: Trajectories of learning: navigating the future of learning with new technologies.

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