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Education BA Conference 2017

The School of Education held its seventh annual Education BA(Hons) Conference on 25 May which celebrates students as researchers.

A highlight of our academic year, this event provides students from all three years a unique opportunity to come together, share and celebrate the outcomes of their studies with a particular focus on placement enquiry and research conducted over the academic year.  Most importantly, the day enables the school to acknowledge the hard work students have put into their studies and to celebrate each of their successes. The Conference is also a chance to say farewell to Year 3 students and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

This year’s keynote speaker, Ricky Lee Dagnell, graduated from the Education BA(Hons) in 2016 with a 1st class Honours degree. Ricky was also awarded the Carroll Prize for the highest scoring dissertation in the School of Education as well as the VCs prize. He is currently studying the MA TESOL. His keynote drew from his dissertation entitled: The perceived uses and implications of the term gay as an identity among 16-25 year old male undergraduate students.

The day involves a number of activities including year 2 student-lead presentations highlighting their experiences on placement, round table discussions for final year students to discuss dissertations and poster presentations as part of the assessment for the placement learning module for our year 1 group.

Irena Andrews, Deputy Head for the School of Education said “I was really impressed by the level of contribution from students which reflects entirely on all of the work our Education BA team have put in, well done on creating such an engaging and successful event”.

Christina Camm • August 16, 2017

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