The School of Education recently hosted its second Education Research and Enterprise Conference which had over 100 attendees.
The free event, which took place on Friday 14 June showcased research being undertaken by the School’s Research and Enterprise Groups in the fields of Children and Young People’s Voice and Education; and Higher Education Pedagogies and Policies.
The day consisted of a variety of networking activities, keynote and presentations covering a rich array of research topics including
- Professor Pat Sikes, Professor of Qualitative Inquiry, School of Education, University of Sheffield who gave a keynote sharing emotive and illuminating stories from her investigations into the the perceptions and experiences of children and young people who have/had a parent with young onset dementia
- Professor Pat Thomson, Professor of Education, School of Education, University of Nottingham, whose provocative discussion considered what it means to ‘become academic’, questioning whether it is truly possible to ‘become academic’ without losing professional identities, voice(s) and knowledge(s)?
Other guest speakers included:
- Dr Charlotte Morris, University of Sussex
- Dr Emily Danvers, University of Sussex
- Dr Melanie Hall, Manchester Metropolitan
- Dr Peter Elfer, University of Roehampton
Feedback from the event was extremely positive and plans are already being developed for next year’s event.