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Upcoming event

PESP Invisible College 2023

Kindly supported by the: School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

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The Invisible College remains one of the highlights of the PESP calendar and colleagues from the world of coaching, physical education, sport, and all related disciplines look forward to this annual event. The event is a chance for scholars, ECRs and professionals in the field to come together the day before the BERA conference to network and discuss contemporary issues/research in the field. Last years event was extremely successful with just under 100 attendees, and we hope to build on this in 2023.

The event aims to:

  • nurture a strong and confident research environment by supporting the current and next generation of researchers through developmental workshops/sessions, and foster collaboration amongst attendees.
  • celebrate and recognise excellence in research by offering PESP Journal best paper and best reviewer awards
  • ensure a strong and sustainable future for BERA by actively promoting BERA through the invisible college event, and by expanding our SIG membership.

The event will be held at the University of Birmingham on the 11th September the day before the main BERA conference. Whilst the schedule for the day has not yet been confirmed, the event will follow a similar structure to previous years. As such it will include the following:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Breakout room sessions/workshops
  • An opportunity for PhD students to share their research

Adopting this format for the event, we envisage will allow us to achieve the following objectives:

  • Foster a sense of belonging among the PESP community and to support the development of excellent researchers and practitioners.
  • Provide opportunities for colleagues to network, and build a community of practice to ensure a strong and sustainable future for the PESP SIG
  • Celebrate and recognise excellent research in physical education through the award of the PESP Journal Best paper awards
  • Provide research related developmental opportunities for attendees (especially those identified as early career researchers).