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Past event Part of series: BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2021: Overcoming challenges in educational research

BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2021: Overcoming challenges in educational research – January

The theme for 2021 is ‘Overcoming challenges in educational research’

Discussant: Dr Stella Mouroutsou, University of Stirling

This event is now fully booked. To book on another date in this series, please click here. Alternatively you can email to be placed on the waiting list.

Who is it for?
The ECR Network’s symposia series is targeted at early career researchers (ECRs) – be they current Masters or Doctoral students or those in the early post-doctoral phase. It’s suitable for any ECR seeking to present their research and to network with their peers.

What can you expect? 
ECRs attending symposia typically present for 15-20 minutes and subsequently have 10-15 minutes for discussion around their presentations, and their research more broadly. The audience is made up of their ECR peers as well as an experienced academic discussants.

Presenters are encouraged to highlight key points for consideration to guide the discussion and are able to receive constructive feedback around these. The theme for the 2020 symposia series is ‘Overcoming challenges in educational research’.

Why should you attend?
The ECR Network’s symposia series seeks to provide ECRs with an opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment, gaining valuable experience that will stand them in good stead for attending and presenting at conferences. The symposia enable ECRs to practice their presentation skills, engage in discussion about their research and to receive feedback to help them move forwards with their work, as well as providing the opportunity to network with their peers.

There is space for 4 presenters. There is a £25 charge, which will be automatically refunded once you attend the event and present.

There is space for 10 additional non presenting attendees, which is free of charge. 


Watching a BERA Virtual event

  • You will be sent the link to the event at least 3 days before the event. If you register in the last few days you will be sent the link within 24 hours
  • We will be using the Zoom platform and your audio and video will be activated
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  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentations
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Stella Mouroutsou, Dr

Lecturer in Education at University of Stirling

I am a Lecturer in Education and I teach on the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme within the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling. My research interests include: inclusive education, policy enactment and early childhood...

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Tracey Hughes

University of Stirling

Tracey Hughes is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for Scotland.