Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference

SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference 4th December 2018
Coldra Court, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK.

The changing shape of higher education: Can excellence and inclusion cohabit?

This linked conference provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate and early career/newer researchers to share and discuss their work with peers and scholars from the higher education research community in a supportive and developmental environment.

Keynote speaker

Rachel Brooks
Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean
University of Surrey
Executive Editor, British Journal of Sociology of Education

Higher education mobilities: a cross-national European comparison

In her keynote address, Rachel will critically explore student mobility drawing from 92 policy documents from six European nations and will discuss the implications of her findings for our understanding of higher education in Europe more generally.

Keynote Address


Rachel Brooks Keynote Address

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Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean at the University of Surrey, an executive editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and a member of SRHE’s Governing Council. She has conducted research on a wide range of topics within the sociology of higher education, including international student mobility, transitions into and out of HE, and students’ political engagement. She is currently leading a large European Research Council-funded project (‘Eurostudents’), which is exploring the various ways higher education students are conceptualised within and across six European nations. She is also involved in a Department for Education-funded project on the outward mobility of UK students and a study of London ‘branch campuses’ of UK higher education institutions. Her most recent books are Materialities and Mobilities in Education (with Johanna Waters) and Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives.

Poster Competition 2018

Congratulations to those behind our two winning posters this year, as detailed below:

Debbie Meharg, Alison Varey & Sandra Cairncross from Edinburgh Napier University for:

PDF Download We’re coming from different worlds: exploring student identity during transition

Jana Berg from the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) for:

PDF Download The Other Internationals? Support for refugees on their way to German Higher Education

Key timelines for 2018

Submission opened: 9 April 2018
Registration opened: 9 April 2018
Paper review period: 7 - 25 July
Lead assessors final review and acceptances: 14 August
Author notification: 21 August

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SRHE Member rate: Conference registration £99
Non-member rate Conference registration £125
Subsidised Accommodation at Coldra Court (3/4 December, B & B, per night) £75


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