RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2013
Information for delegates
By now you should have received your online version of the programme for the RGS Mid-Term. However, we have become aware that a few people have not received their programmes via the email address that we were provided with.
You will give a hard copy of the programme upon registration. This will contain all information about sessions, schedule, meals etc.
However, there are several important events to make sure you are aware of:
Monday 25th March
15.00 onwards - Delegates with accommodation check-in at Lucas House (
48 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RA. Parking permits provided for all residents at 24 hour reception
16.30 - 18.00 - Registration in the Undercroft (ground floor between School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Biosciences)
18.00 - 20.00 - Wine Reception with speakers at the Bramall Music Building (Look for the Clock Tower in the main square, it's part of the Aston Webb Building.)
Tuesday 26th March
8.30 - 9.15 - Registration in the Undercroft (ground floor between School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Biosciences)
9.15 - 10. 45 - First block of sessions start (running until 18.00).
For any direct questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07929 364707.
The event will be signposted across campus.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2013
25-27th March 2013, University of Birmingham
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is honoured to be hosting the annual Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2013, in association with the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum. We hope that it will prove to be intellectually stimulating, socially enjoyable as well as a good opportunity to present to a friendly audience.
This year’s theme is ‘Geographical Transitions’. We would like postgraduates to critically explore their research with a view towards an ever-changing discipline of geography. We also welcome research which considers the impact of geography beyond the discipline and the academy more broadly. The conference theme is designed to provide ideas and inspiration for possible presentations, but it does not need to be stuck to rigidly. Feel free to focus on your own research if you so wish. See the ‘Call for papers’ tab for more information on the conference theme.
We welcome contributions from postgraduates across the UK and beyond. Be it a first year literary review, a second year methodological paper, a third year exploration of data or a fourth year summary of findings, it is hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity to test your ideas amongst an environment of peers, as well as foster interaction between postgraduates working on similar topics in different departments and disciplines.
The conference will include paper sessions as well as several interactive workshops covering a range of geographical topics as well as training in methodological approaches from the schools very own ‘Start2Finish’ research group.
We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in 2013.
Programme of events
Once we have received all papers following the 5th January 2013 we will begin to organise a timetable of events. However, a basic timetable is as follows:
Monday 25th March 2013
- Plenary talk and wine reception with Professors Alice Roberts, Ian Fairchild and Malcolm Press on the conference theme of ‘Geographical Transitions’.
Tuesday 26th March 2013
Opportunity for late registration
- Presentation of research papers throughout the day
- Lunch provided
- Conference Dinner and Drinks
Wednesday 27th March 2013
The RGS-IBG Mid Term Conference event has been kindly sponsored by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the University of Birmingham Graduate School.