Past Event details

Breaking the Mould Series – Webinar 2 Creativity in Research

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The breaking the mould series is a new series of webinars for new and early career researchers. They provide a space to be inspire by the way in which people use new and original research, and start discussions ahead of the SRHE Newer Researchers Conference  on the 5th December 2017; 

This is the second of three-monthly webinars in the run up to the conference, and focuses on discussing the role of creativity in HE research.

Two speakers will discuss the way in which creativity have been harnessed and utilised in their research in higher education, reflecting on their own experiences and careers.  This is followed by our newer researchers spotlight, allowing a PhD student to share their current research, and reflect on the ways their research could respond to the theme and discussion of each webinar.

This Month’s webinar includes:

Dr Katy Vigurs is Associate Professor of Education in the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby. She has recently been experimenting with the production of research-informed comic books as a way to engage wider audiences with research on higher education finance reform. In the webinar she will be talking about the value of transforming traditional research outputs (such as text-based reports and journal articles) into more visual, graphic representations. She will also explain the process she went through to turn a research report for SRHE into a 30-page research-informed comic, and will discuss how others to date have received the comic. The comic can be downloaded here:

Dr Kay Guccione
is a specialist in evidence-led design of mentoring and coaching for higher education learning & development. Her research investigates different aspects of the HE experience for doctoral, post-doctoral, and academic researchers, and she uses the findings to build user-centred programmes and systems. Kay teaches people how to build trust and alliance in educational relationships, and works to develop a coaching skill-set as part of the academic repertoire.

Kay’s talk discusses her career path, following on from her PhD and post-doc in Molecular Biology and through a career change into education. Kay discusses how her experience as a researcher informed her work, and how she has tried to make good use of physical and virtual networks and opportunities to build a research career post-positivism!

For questions about the webinar series, please email Samuel Dent

To view a recording of this webinar please visit: 


Network: Newer Researchers
Date(s): Thursday, 26 October 2017
Times: 13:00-14:00
Location: Online event (login details will be provided)
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