The inaugural UBEL DTP Winter Conference was held on the 7 December 2017 at Birkbeck Clore Management Centre.
Students from the UBEL DTP, the precursor UCL and Bloomsbury DTCs, and the Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research, were invited to take the opportunity to showcase their research.
DTP Director Prof. Andy Tolmie opened proceedings with a short welcome before chairing the first of three sessions. Throughout the day, 16 students each gave 15 minute presentations on a wide range of subjects that highlighted the impressive scope and sophistication of social science research being undertaken across the UBEL DTP.
Each talk was followed by a short Q&A, which allowed students an opportunity to further quiz their colleagues on their methodology and findings, opening up their research for comment, suggestions and ideas of how to tackle some of the queries and obstacles their investigations were producing. It was also a good opportunity for some of our newer students to brush up on their presenting skills to a larger audience.
The day closed with a drinks reception.
For further information on the presentations see the Abstract Book below.
The UBEL DTP once again thank our volunteer speakers for putting themselves forward to make the day as interesting and exciting as it was -– a point that was commented on particularly by the Chair of the DTP’s Stakeholder Group, Angela Penrose, who was in attendance for the whole event. We look forward to our next conference and hopefully hearing how our 16 presenters have fared over the coming year!