8 March 2015

News: Forthcoming Events/Presentations

I am six months into doctoral study, so it is time to make a start on expanding my research away from me, my desk and my supervisors by taking it to an academic and professional audience. I have two events over the next fortnight where I will be presenting the topics of my PhD to peers and practitioners.

SGSSS-SDS PhD Event
The first of these two events is the inaugural networking event for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Collaborative PhD Programme to be held on Thursday 12th March
I will meet the doctoral researchers who are funded under the same scheme as I am for the first time and in a poster presentation, we will be showcasing our research topics. There will also be a number of speakers to network with, including SDS Chief Executive Damien Yeates, Professor Simon Burnett of the SGSSS, Professor Tara Fenwick (ESRC) and Professor Ewart Keep (ESRC/Skope). 

SDS Annual Career Guidance Research Symposium 2015
On Thursday 19th March I will be presenting at this collaborative symposium, which is co-hosted by SDS, the University of the West of Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University. This year's theme is 'The Careers Adviser as Researcher. I am delighted to have been asked back to to speak about doctoral research in CEIAG at UWS as it is where I studied for the Qualification in Career Guidance and Development in 2011-12.

A synopsis of my presentation, Doctoral Research in CEIAG:
This workshop will introduce key areas in which doctoral research in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) has been undertaken in the last few years. We will discuss issues around accessing academic knowledge in CEIAG and the relevance of academic research to practitioners. I will introduce the SDS / Scottish Graduate School PhD programme and present an overview of my own PhD: Gender and Occupational Segregation in Modern Apprenticeships.

I will provide links to the day's papers after the event, but in the meantime, information on last year's event can be found here.

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