Morning, Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference examines key issues for postgraduate research (PGR) in the UK.
Delegates will assess the effectiveness of current postgraduate funding and delivery methods - including the impact on access and inclusion - and the next steps for supporting career progression for PGR students.
- Professor David Bogle, Chair, Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers;
- Professor Julia Buckingham, Chair, Concordat Strategy Group, and President, Universities UK; and
- Frances Burstow, Deputy Director, Skills and Strategy, Economic and Social Research Council.
Further confirmed speakers: Professor Dianne Berry, University of Reading; Professor Andrew Church, University of Brighton; Alice Churm, Warwick Students’ Union; Dr Karen Clegg, University of York; Dr Anne-Marie Coriat, Wellcome Trust; Professor Pamela Cox, South East Network for Social Sciences; Professor Dame Athene Donald, University of Cambridge; Dr Owen Gower, UK Council for Graduate Education; Nafiza Mamun, King’s College London Students’ Union; Dr Theresa McKinven, Manchester Metropolitan University; Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, University of Essex and Professor Arthur Richards, Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems (FARSCOPE) .
- The funding landscape for postgraduate research - research council and university grants, doctoral loans and industry funding, and implications for the accessibility of PGR;
- Reviewing doctoral training and support;
- Models of delivery for PGR - Centres for Doctoral Training, Doctoral Training Partnerships and Professional Doctorates;
- Progress since the independent review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers;
- ‘The New Concordat Supporting the Career Development of Researchers’; and
- Supporting career development and progression - the culture of researcher support, barriers to promotion, and transitioning to post-doctoral positions in both academia and industry.