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University of Warwick Postgraduate Research Conference Call for Abstracts


The University of Warwick – Department of Education Studies  

The 9th Annual Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference (Online) 

Friday 22nd April – Saturday 23rd April 2022 

Dear all, 

We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts and registration are now open for The University of Warwick – Department for Education Studies 9th Annual Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference. The conference will be held on two days,  Friday 22nd April 2022, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 23rd April, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, hosted online via Microsoft Teams. 

The conference is open to postgraduate research students whose research connects with Education in its broadest sense. We welcome presenters and attendees from the Department for Education Studies as well as other departments at Warwick, and from other higher education institutions in the UK and beyond. The conference offers a dynamic and friendly environment for postgraduate researchers to showcase and discuss their research, even if the research is still in early stages. You do not need to have completed data collection in order to submit an abstract, as you can present e.g. a literature review-based or a theoretical paper. We invite potential presenters to consider how their research relates to changes in our world; be it about current or historic, local or global issues. Attendees will be able to listen to colleagues from different areas of the Education Studies field; those presenting will be able to receive feedback in a diverse, constructive and academically rigorous environment. 

This year the conference will include a keynote programme of two panel sessions on the theme of ‘Education, Conflict, and Displacement’. However, presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts irrespective of their relevance to this theme. We are happy to accept submissions that are related to any of the sub-themes listed below. This year we are accepting live presentations and poster submissions (asynchronous). Please, note that both oral and poster submissions will require an abstract to be uploaded first.  Further information can be found on the conference webpages. The keynote panel speakers who will present at the conference are: 

Michael Wyness, Department of Education Studies, University of Warwick (presenting on Friday) 

Laura Puiggali and Dareen Assaf, Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) (presenting on Friday) 

Dallal Stevens, School of Law, University of Warwick (presenting on Saturday) 

Tejendra Pherali, Institute of Education, University College London (presenting on Saturday) 

Postgraduate researchers at any stage of their research are invited to submit abstracts inspired by (but not limited to) any of the following fields: 

  • Education in crisis situations 
  • Education and displacement 
  • Childhood, early years, primary education 
  • Secondary education 
  • Further and higher education 
  • Adult and lifelong learning 
  • Teaching and pedagogy  
  • Education policy 
  • Social theory, philosophy, cultural studies 
  • History of education 
  • Inclusive learning and special education  
  • Information technology, media  
  • Quality and evaluation  
  • Globalisation, international development and connections with education 
  • Educational leadership 
  • Religion, faith and education 
  • Diversity and intersectionality, including gender, dis/ability, race and ethnicity, nationality 
  • Sustainability and education 
  • Research methodologies 
  • Other fields 

Please submit your 300-word abstract (excluding references) via this link. The deadline for abstract submission is by midnight UK time on Monday21st March 2022. The notification for acceptance will be communicated by early April 2022.  

Guidance on writing abstracts can be found here

The deadline for registration (attendees and presenters) for the event is Wednesday, 13th April 2022. Thiscan be completed using the online registration form here. Any queries regarding the conference can be relayed through this form and will be addressed by the organisers. There is no registration fee for this conference. 

We would like to note that we are paying particular attention to equality and diversity issues at this conference, and are using evidence-based guidance to produce an inclusive conference, within our means. If you have any particular concerns or queries for this conference, please contact us at our email address below and we will be happy to advise.  

For further information, please visit our website and social media platforms at: 

Website:  ESPGR2022 ( 

Facebook:  (1) Warwick Postgraduates Conference 2022 | Facebook 

Twitter: (1) Warwick Education Studies Research Conference 2022 (@WarwickESConf) / Twitter 


We look forward to having you join us at the conference. 

Kind regards, 

The Conference Committee 

By UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership

The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership is an ESRC-funded organisation which brings together five leading Social Science institutions.