The next Postgraduate Forum Annual Event will take place on 15 November 2017 at the Imperial Wharf, London by the iconic River Thames. The event is being organised by Emmaleena Käkelä and Kate Haddow, the new event coordinators for the Postgraduate Forum. We do hope you will join us in making their maiden event a success.
This event is centred on innovative research methods, compared to traditional methods of research. It will cover a diversity of methods such as; ethnography, digital methodologies and participatory action research methods. The aim of the event is to inspire researchers to apply some of these innovative methods to their own research and also encourage participants to seek guidance from speakers.
Organisers said, “We wanted to make this event appealing and useful to all postgraduates, from all branches of Sociology and Criminology, so we hope there is something for everyone. The majority of us are interested in some kind of inequality whether it be gender, ethnicity, age or class. We did not want to just centre the day on one single topic, but to open it up to the whole raft of discussions on societal inequalities, with the aim of making the day as varied as possible.”
There is a diversity of speakers from various areas of Sociology and Criminology. The speakers come from a diversity of backgrounds too, for example, Dr Helen Kara is an independent social researcher and the author of Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A practical guide. The event will also include talks from Dr Umut Erel from the Open University, Professor Caroline Knowles from Goldsmiths, Dr Sanjay Sharma from Brunel University and Professor Azrini Wahidin from Teesside University.
The event has been designed to encourage open and organic discussions between speakers and guests with plenty of time for questions and debate. We want to create a relaxed atmosphere of open conversations and audience participation, rather than a series of small lectures, where there is limited opportunity for discussion or networking.
We have had a great deal of interest on social media and high demand for our five funded places. Registration is open, lunch and light refreshments are included in the registration fee. We hope to see you on 15 November for what will be a rewarding day.