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15th-17th September 2015
Queen’s University Belfast

The BERA conference went back to Belfast after over 15 years since we were last here. Attended by over 700 delegates, this was the first conference ran completely in-house by the newly appointed Events Manager, Marie Blythe.

This conference celebrated the inaugural Presidential Address by Professor Gemma Moss, as well as keynotes from Professor Paul Connolly and Professor Cynthia Coburn.

View the photo gallery here.

View the videos here

View the programme here.

Press releases:

Schools visits
St Colm’s High School

Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off Facebook and Twitter, say researchers
Horton, Kimberley – Cardiff University; Taylor, Chris – Cardiff University; Power, Sally – Cardiff University
BBC News
ITV News
The Telegraph
Tech and Learning UK
The Guardian
Wales Online
Daily Mail
Yahoo News
Belfast Telegraph
The Irish News
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

High take-up of private tuition by primary school pupils revealed
Todd, Liz – Newcastle University; Laing, Karen – Newcastle University; Tanner, Emily – NatCen; Chanfreau, Jenny – NatCen; Challanan, Meg – NatCen; Skipp, Amy NatCen

Schools Week
Daily Mail
The TimesBBC News

Schools’ use of technology linked to lower pupil test scores
Macintyre, Tom – The University of Edinburgh
Schools Improvement

Scottish and English teenagers split on whether university should be free
Riddell, Sheila – University of Edinburgh; Blackburn, Lucy Hunter – Freelance Consultant; Minty, Sarah – University of Edinburgh; Whittaker, Susan – University of Edinburgh
The Independent

Schools ‘need a moral purpose beyond exam results’
Knapton, Helena – Edge Hill University
The Telegraph
Schools Week

Number of children classed as having special needs falling dramatically
Curran, Helen – Bath Spa University
National Association of Head Teachers

How Video Lecture Capture affects Student Engagement in a Higher Education Computer Programming Course: A Study of Attendance, Video Viewing Behaviours and Student Attitude
McGowan, Aidan – Queen’s University Belfast; Hanna, Philip – Queen’s University Belfast
Times Higher Education