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Postgraduate Forum Series – South: Dilemmas in Educational Research

This event is now fully booked. There are still bursaries available to attend the event in the North ( and Midlands (

Who are these events for?
These symposia are for postgraduate and/or early career researchers in education – from those in the various stages of doctoral work, to those who just completed their doctoral thesis and wish to continue a career in academia. The aim is to provide a safe but critical ‘space’. Participants will give 10-15 minute presentations about their research with a focus on research dilemmas which could include methodology. This will be followed by constructive feedback and discussion sessions with their peers.

What will happen?
The aim of these symposia is to gather a broad spectrum of researchers to discuss their nascent research and share their triumphs, troubles and experiences. You will be able to share your experiences of designing and/or carrying out a research project. The sessions will be led by an experienced educational researcher who will help guide and structure the event, but at the core of the symposia is peer review and support. Participation will give an excellent opportunity for PGR students to learn from each other and to develop presentation skills and relevant networks. The events will run from 09.00 to 16.00 (subject to changes). Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Each will have a maximum of 10 people, to allow time for everyone to participate.


BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Up to 5 bursaries for each event are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £75 towards travel, and complimentary registration.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please complete the application form and send to the below:
Southern Event: Ms Georgina Shaw ( – Deadline for applications 26th February 2016
Northern Event: Mr Yuwei Xu ( – Deadline for applications 6th May 2016
Midlands Event: Ms Julia Everitt ( – Deadline for applications 13th May 2016

Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA in the current year.

To find out more about the BERA Postgraduate Forum visit: