The polls are now open! For one week only, you get to decide the host venue for the 2013 Mid-term Conference. Both institutions offer excellent environments in which to continue the Mid-term Conference tradition of offering a supportive setting for Geography postgraduates to present their ideas and approaches.
To help you decide who to vote for, the two candidate institutions have set out their stalls below. All you need in order to vote (at the bottom of this page) is a user account on this website. Each person is limited to one vote only, and the poll closes on the 17th May 2012.
Vote for Birmingham
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham offers a growing and highly multi-disciplinary team of Doctoral Researchers (DRs), covering a broad range of topical research issues. The school has expanded since 2010 to include over 100 postgraduate and visiting students within the disciplines of geography and urban planning.
Our team of DRs has full support from the School and College in organising the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term conference 2013. We expect that we will be able to source additional financial support from several possible sources, some of them within the university.
The University of Birmingham campus is easily accessible from across the country. The campus has a unique advantage with its own train station, which is only a 7 minute journey from the city centre. The university can cater for every need during the conference with accommodation available only a 3 minute walk away as well as being central to amenities and great places to visit, for example Cadburys World!
Our school is a fantastic venue to hold conferences. This is evident in our upcoming Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency and DR conferences on Impact, Exchange and Making a Difference conference and Collaborative Urbanism.
Vote for Coventry
Coventry University is the ideal location to host the RGS-IBG Mid-Term Postgraduate Conference in 2013.
The city of Coventry is centrally located and benefits from excellent transport links and accessibility by road, rail and air. In recent years, Coventry has undergone a transformation and possesses a unique mix of modern and medieval architecture.
Set in the shadow of the famous Cathedral ruins, Coventry University occupies a purpose-built 33-acre campus in the heart of Coventry city centre. The University is surrounded by numerous restaurants and bars, and is close to other sites of interest such as Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery.
The Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management at Coventry University caters for a wide range of geographies – human and physical, cultural and environmental – and has maintained a reputation for research quality of national excellence in every research assessment over 15 years. There are several active Applied Research Groups covering topics such as natural hazards and risk, food security, water resource management, sustainability, cultural and social geography. Uniquely the department also incorporates the Centre for Disaster Management which shares overlaps with many geographical disciplines. The university also houses cutting edge conference venues at the TechnoCentre, and has all the latest student facilities at The Hub, our brand new student building
We invite you to vote for Coventry University to be the next host of the RGS-IBG Mid-Term Postgraduate Conference and look forward to delivering a stimulating and memorable event.
In order to vote, you should be a registered Geography postgraduate, have a user account on this website and be logged in.