The 16th annual School of Education Doctoral Research Conference

School of Education (Building R19)
Social Sciences
Saturday 25th November 2017 (09:00-17:00)
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New Challenges in Education

The 16th annual School of Education Doctoral Research Conference brings together doctoral researchers, academics and practitioners to explore key issues and developments in educational research, theory, policy and practice. The Conference includes a keynote presentation, an expert panel debate, papers in parallel sessions and a poster exhibition.

Keynote session

This year we are delighted that our keynote speaker will be Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include gender, social justice, youth migration and education. 

Call for papers

Our Call For Papers will close on 29 September 2017. Abstracts for presentations and posters need to be submitted online.

Research students are welcome to submit an abstract for an oral presentation and bring their poster for the poster exhibition or present a poster only.   

Submitting an abstract

You are required to submit an abstract online of no more than 300 words. Please bear in mind that your audience may not have expertise on your topic, though you can assume a broad familiarity with educational research, policy and practice. 

Possible paper topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Education and Social Justice
  • Teacher Education
  • Special Education Needs and Inclusion
  • Arts, Crafts and Creativity in Education
  • Education across Disciplines 

Submitting a poster

You are only required to submit a poster title online. Posters should be no smaller than A3 (30cm x 42cm) and no bigger than A1 (84cm x 59cm). A prize of £25 (in the form of a voucher) will be awarded to the best poster at the conference. 


Please register online. Note that there is a conference fee of £10 payable online, which includes lunch and refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you in November.