Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

The ESSL Graduate School


The annual ESSL Graduate School Conference (formerly ‘Postgraduate Research Conference’) is a PGR-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.


ESSL Graduate School Conference – 13th April 2018

Call for Papers

All Postgraduate Researchers from across the ESSL Faculty are warmly invited to present and attend our annual Graduate School PGR conference.

This is a great opportunity for you to discuss your research, receive constructive feedback and brush up on your presentation skills in a friendly and supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for you to meet and share your ideas with PGRs working in schools from across the faculty,

We welcome all types of research papers, including those based on work-in progress, overviews of planned work, preliminary fieldwork observations, interim or concluding findings, and design and methodological approaches.

This is an important event in the calendar of the Graduate School – so do please take advantage of this opportunity by submitting an abstract!

The Deadline for submission is 5pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018*

Submit a 200-word abstract for your 15 minute presentation. Please include a sentence about a possible impact of your research project.

*for submissions or further enquiries: esslconference2018@gmail.com We hope to make a decision by 16th March, with a view to finalising the programme w/c 19th March.

Register for the event now! We look forward to receiving your abstracts.


Previous Conferences

We thank those who have given presentations in the previous conferences and encourage all Phd researchers to consider speaking at the conference in future years.

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