Conference Schedule

PhD Today Conference, Manchester Conference Centre
Monday 2nd December 2013:

8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Keynote: Chris Millward (HEFCE),  ‘Patterns and Policies in Postgraduate research’
10:00-11:00 Keynote Funding Panel*
Dr. Ann-Marie Coriat (MRC)
Professor Peter Batey (North West Doctoral Training Centre)
Dr. Robert Sorrell (BP)
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-12:00 Student talks: Funding
Claire Hoolahan (Humanities), title tbc
Molly Maneck (EPS), ‘Funding: It’s Personal’
12:00-12:30 Student Talks: ‘My Topic Has Chosen Me’
Aimee Harragan (Humanities), ‘Youth, Politics and Place: Political Engagement among Young People in Manchester’
Amani Alied (Humanities), ‘Locating the Self Against the Festive March of Death’
12:30-1:00 Poster session** (to run on flexibly into lunch)
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45 Keynote Professor Aneez Esmail (Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility & Equality and Diversity), title tbc
2:45-3:45 Student Talks: Social Responsibility and Engagement
Adrian Harwood (EPS), ‘Improved versatility of hybrid noise prediction schemes’
Andrew Shepard (MHS), ‘Psychiatry – Beyond measuring and counting as an outcome measure?’
Diana Busra (Humanities), ‘Developing innovative human capital in Malaysian polytechnic students through changing lecturers’ beliefs’
Kelly Bogue (Humanities), ‘On the Inside Looking In: Researching the Bedroom Tax and the New Insecurity of Tenure in Social Housing’
3:45-4:15 Coffee
4:15-5:00 Keynote: Prof Helen Haste (University of Bath), ‘Surprise! Ethical issues do not only afflict those whose Doctorate of Philosophy is in philosophy’
5:00-5:15 Plenary, Goodbyes, Prizes

* The funding panel will be structured by a set of previously submitted questions from attendees, and there will be opportunity for breakout discussion and further questions that may arise from these.

** The poster session and student talks will be judged by a panel comprised of postdoctoral researchers, Vitae representatives, as well as some of the keynote speakers. There is a first and second prize available for both the talks and the posters (of an iPad and Amazon vouchers respectively), which will be announced in the plenary.  

To register, click on the button below:

Registration will remain open until midnight GMT on Wednesday 27th November.

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