Newer Researchers Conference

Call For Papers

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), we are delighted to announce the details of the SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference, which will take place on 8 December 2015 at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales, UK.

The SRHE Newer Researchers Conference is an important and prestigious annual event which brings together newer researchers from around the world to share and present their research in a unique environment of peers and senior scholars in the field. The conference has a strong developmental focus and in addition to the presentation and discussion of individual research work, the programme includes a range of professional development seminars to choose from, small group discussions with senior scholars on their research work and academic writing and a wide range of different networking opportunities.

This year, echoing the theme of the SRHE International Annual Research Conference which follows on 10-12 December at the same venue, we invite you to contribute to the critical discussion around Global Higher Education Research: Local, national and international perspectives of the Newer Researcher.

You can participate in this year’s Conference by submitting an abstract for a paper or giving a poster presentation. Or you can take advantage of the opportunity to experience this conference as a delegate, participate in all the discussions and the seminars and other opportunities on offer. There will be extensive networking time and the opportunity for all participants to discuss work in progress and seek the input of peers and other senior scholars participating in the is event.

Many new researchers have found it extremely helpful in their careers to attend this conference initially as a delegate and then to submit and present a paper in the following year. The SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference provides a unique space for newer researchers in higher education to share and discuss their ongoing work with peers in the international higher education research community in a stimulating but supportive environment.

This Conference brings 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.

As part of our commitment to promoting the development of higher education research and researchers, we welcome papers or posters reporting on ongoing research as well as pilot or completed studies and work of a conceptual, theoretical or empirical nature. All submissions are peer-reviewed, resulting in a broad range of high quality presentations.

2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). The Society was formed as a learned society in 1965, supporting from its formation an international community of researchers focusing on higher education policy and practice. In recognition of the importance and value which the Society places on supporting and developing newer researchers in this field, we are marking this anniversary year by offering this prestigious conference at greatly subsidised delegate fee level in order to make this opportunity available to the widest possible group of newer researchers.

Delegates fees for the entire Newer Researchers Conference will therefore be £79 for SRHE members (Student membership is £35 per annum) or £99 for non-members. A limited number of places at subsidised accommodation rates at the Celtic Manor Resort will be available to NR Conference delegates on the night before and the night after this event.

Please see below for further details about the conference and how to submit your abstract.

All abstract proposals must be submitted electronically, via the SRHE website at Authors will find here all the instructions needed on what is required in making a submission.

We look forward to welcoming you to Celtic Manor for what we know will be another stimulating and inspiring conference.

SRHE Newer Researchers Conference Team

Helen Perkins Director SRHE
Francois Smit SRHE Conference Organiser
Co-convenors, SRHE Newer Researchers’ Network
Dr Mark Kerrigan, Dr Sian Lindsay and Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars

Sponsors of the SRHE Newer Researchers' Prize & Conference Drinks Reception
Times Higher Education
SRHE Conference Media Sponsor
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