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School of Education Doctoral Research Conference

School of Education (R19)
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences, Students
Saturday 28th November 2015 (00:00)
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Denise Lees

Twitter: @UoBEdconference

Doctoral Research Conference

The 14th 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.

To find out more about the previous conferences, please visit

Key note presentation: Globalisation, Privatisation and Transformations in Education Governance: Oh What a Cocktail!

with Professor Susan Robertson from the University of Bristol

Call for papers

Submissions are invited for the 2015 School of Education Doctoral Research Conference. The conference is an excellent opportunity for doctoral researchers to present papers or posters on education-related topics to a friendly and constructively critical audience. Accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions, with 20 minutes allocated to each paper; accepted posters will be on display throughout the day, with an opportunity over lunch for delegates to ask poster presenters about their work.

Submissions for paper presentations should take the form of an abstract of no more than 300 words. For poster submissions, just a title will be required. There is no conference theme so your submission may address any education-related topic. You may give a general overview of your research project or a close examination of a particular issue, problem, concept or research method. 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.

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 note that the submission deadline has now passed. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please contact Denise Lees (


You will be contacted by Denise Lees with registration details after submitting your paper or poster proposal. However, we also welcome conference attendance from anyone interested in the conference topic and education more generally, whether or not they wish to speak. If you wish to attend the conference without presenting a paper or poster, please contact Denise Lees directly to in order to register. (

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