Postgraduate researchers present work at annual Graduate School conference
Postgraduate research students from the School of Poitics and International Studies (POLIS) presented their research at the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (ESSL) Graduate School Conference.
Two POLIS postgraduate researchers delivered talks providing insight into their research:
- Natalie James: Researching Sensitive Subjects in Sensitive Environments
- Ben Fermor: US foreign policy discourse and the Arab Spring: selling an inconsistent response to change
This year's plenary speaker was Mark Carrigan, Digital Engagement Fellow at The Sociological Review, whose presentation 'What Does It Mean To Have An Academic Identity in an Age of Social Media?' focused on the advice given to academics in adopting social media for 'professional' purposes and what this really means.
The interdisciplinary conference takes place annually and is a brilliant opportunity for members of the faculty's postgraduate research community to meet, present their work in progress, support their colleagues and learn more about the research going on across the faculty.
The event was free and all postgraduate research students within the faculty were encouraged to attend.