Guest post by Lilia Mantai: Conferencing for Early Career Academics and Doctoral students – Four key lessons

In this post, Lilia Mantai reflects on the four key lessons she learned about academic conferences as a doctoral student.

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Guest post by @fergusgeocat: Conferencing with Fergus Cat

Fergus Cat, an early career researcher and part-time lecturer in Geography, was delighted to have an abstract accepted for a large, prestigious conference a few months ago. Join him as he embarks on his latest conference adventure.

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Guest post by Tai Peseta: Keynotes: Starting conferences with a bang or a whimper?

In this post Tai Peseta re-considers the conference keynote, and introduces the cultural history project she is leading on the International Academic Identities Conference.

 

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Guest post by Metaxia Pavlakou & Helen Walkington: Multidisciplinary undergraduate conferences – A new pedagogy for student learning?

In this post Metaxia Pavlakou and Helen Walkington introduce the ‘Get Published!’ project and discuss the possible learning gains of participation in multidisciplinary undergraduate research conferences by capturing the students’ voice.

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Guest post by Genine Hook: Academic conferences: overrated, exclusionary and compulsory for sole parent postgraduates

In this post Genine Hook analyses the conditions of account for sole parent postgraduate students attending academic conferences. While conferences can offer valuable opportunities for networking and advancing careers, Hook reminds us that making them almost compulsory can have exclusionary effects for students who are also full-time parents.

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Guest post by Ali black: Connection, companionship, caring, conversation… and ‘confer’-encing

In this post Ali Black describes her longing for connections with other academics that are based on care and conversation. Grounding her desire within her own story of academic becoming, Ali then outlines her own initiative to create an alternative type of academic gathering.

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