26th November 2016
Keynote presentation: Professor Kalwant Bhopal, University of Southampton
April-Louise, Professor Kalwant Bhopal and Holly (co-chairs of the conference organising committee and Keynote speaker)
Saturday 26th November 2016 marked another successful year for the School of Education’s Doctoral Research Conference. Now in its 15th year, the conference attracted many attendees from within the university as well as from institutions across the country.
Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas opened up the conference with a reading of two of her poems, and Professor Kalwant Bhopal’s keynote presentation discussed BME academic ethnic minority flight from UK Higher Education. Throughout the day, papers and posters from doctoral researchers showcased the exciting range and diversity of current educational research.
Delegates at lunchtime
The day closed with an expert panel focused on ‘education and inequalities’. Professor Graeme Douglas, Professor Una Martin and Professor Karen Rowlingson shared their thoughts on the future of Education in the UK, considering inclusive education, the Athena SWAN agenda and growing income and wealth inequality.
A delegate presenting her research
This year also saw the introduction of undergraduate student volunteers who, through their various roles, assisted with the smooth running of the conference. Another addition was the use of the hashtag #UoBSchofEdConf16 which meant that thoughts, conversations and debates taking place at the conference were shared online. Many thanks to the conference co-chairs April-Louise and Holly, the organising committee, the student volunteers, the panellists, the keynote speaker and all of the conference delegates.