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.
The latest Conference took place on 22nd March 2017.
You can see the programme and paper abstracts here: ESSL Graduate School Conference 2017 Abstratcts Booklet.
The conference focused around four broad themes:
– Environment, Development, Education
– Equality: Gender, Disability, Poverty
– Justice, Work, Community
– Responsibility, Cooperation, Growth
Dr Kath Murray (University of Edinburgh), winner of the ESRC Outstanding Early Career Impact prize in 2016, delivered a very useful and exciting talk focusing on The politics, pitfalls and rewards of research impact: researching stop and search in Scotland.
4 April 2014
Sharing your research
22 March 2013
Pathways to the social sciences
23 March 2012, Liberty Building
Intersections - Innovations - Impact
10 May 2011, Leeds University Union
22 January 2010, Woodhouse Suite
Publishing and sharing your research
23 January 2009, Beech Grove House
My Research: what is its potential impact?
18 January 2008, Beech Grove House
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.