ESSL Graduate School Conference 2018

A student-led event with the principal aim of encouraging the widest participation from postgraduate researchers.

The annual ESSL Graduate School Conference (formerly ‘Postgraduate Research Conference’) is a Postgraduate Research-led event bringing research students together from across the Faculty of Education, Social sciences and Law to present their research interests in a friendly and supportive environment. The conference is also a great social networking occasion, giving an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of postgraduate researchers in other Schools within the Faculty and fostering an interdisciplinary research environment.

Each year, the conference is organised by a group of volunteers among the current PhD researchers. This is for them an invaluable opportunity to get hands-on experience of organisation of an academic event, as well as to gain transferable skills which can be extremely helpful for their future career both in and out of academia.

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Carrigan will be our Plenary Speaker for the 2018 ESSL Graduate School Conference. Mark is currently Digital Engagement Fellow for the Sociological Review Foundation, and Research Associate in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Read the abstract for Mark’s presentation What Does It Mean To Have An Academic Identity in an Age of Social Media?

All ESSL Postgraduate Researchers and academic colleagues are welcome.

Postgraduate Researchers and delegates are very welcome to attend the conference without presenting a paper – please do come and support your peers, and be part of our research community.

Download the conference programme