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Past event

BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2023: Making decisions in educational research: ethics and methodologies

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 10-15 minutes and subsequently have time after for discussion around their presentations, and their research more broadly. The audience is made up of their ECR peers as well as 1-2 experienced academic discussants. The sessions is hosted by one of the current ECR Regional Representatives. Presenters are encouraged to highlight key points for consideration to guide the discussion and are able to receive constructive feedback around these. This is an informal safe, but ‘critical’ space to receive feedback from both peers and experienced academics.

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. You can also write a blog after the event and be published in a blog series e.g.


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Gihan Ismail, Mrs

PhD researcher at University of Bath

Gihan Ismail is a doctoral researcher at the department of education, University of Bath, and her research explores the interplay of knowledge, power and ethics in doctoral education with a focus on the sociology of difference, culture and...

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Lizzi Milligan, Professor

University of Bath

I'm a Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Bath, where I am also the Departmental Director of Research and a member of the Reimagining education for better futures group. My research focuses on education and global social...