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Mid-Term Conference deadline extended: 1st Feb

The deadline for the RGS_IBG Postgraduate Mid-term Conference in Birmingham has been extended to the 1st Feb. This is a great environment to present your work and meet other postgraduates so we hope to see you there! Details are below:


This is a call for papers for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference

The conference will be hosted on the 25th and 26th March 2013, in the School of Geography, University of Birmingham. We are delighted to announce that Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science and presenter of BBC2’s Coast and the Incredible Human Journey) will be this years’ key note speaker.

The theme of the conference is ‘Geographical Transitions’. This theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical themes, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers. Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are therefore invited. Papers could consider:

  • How postgraduate research is forging new ground in geographical knowledge;
  • How challenges within contemporary society are transforming the discipline and postgraduate research;
  • How postgraduates are developing new and innovative methodologies to meet these challenges;
  • How postgraduates are diversifying the ways in which their research has impact beyond the academy;
  • How postgraduates can learn from previous debates to equip our understandings of current and future geographies.

The conference will also deliver several interactive workshops covering a range of geographical topics as well as training in methodological approaches from the schools very own ‘Start2Finish’ research group. Registration is at www.birmingham.ac.uk/rgs13 and details on submitting a poster or presentation can be found in the Call for Papers.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

RGS-IBG PG Mid Term Conference 2013 Organising Committee

Higher Education Academy: New to teaching workshop

New to Teaching workshop

17 – 18 December, Lucas House, University of Birmingham Conference Park.

Book your place here.

This event is for academic staff who are in the first few years of teaching and who would like to develop their teaching skills in the context of their own discipline. It is designed to complement university-run courses offered to all new academic staff.  This is a practical, activity-based workshop which will provide delegates with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with GEES colleagues from across the UK.  The programme is likely to include (although we will respond to specific requests):

• Student engagement and participation
• How students learn in our disciplines, the transitions they experience, and approaches to teaching and supporting learning
• Assessment and feedback
• Avoiding disasters! – some coping strategies
• Discipline-specific use of technologies
• Invited professional body speakers
• Reusing resources, OERs, and flexible learning
• Evaluating your practice, and its impacts on the student learning experience

This is a free two day event. Refreshments, evening meal and lunches on both days will be provided. Delegates can apply to the HEA Travel Fund for support with travel and overnight accommodation costs; please note applications must be made at least one month in advance. B&B accommodation is available at the venue.

If you wish to express interest in attending the following New to Teaching workshop on 13-14 May in Scotland please email Helen Walkington.