This is a new and exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a research exchange scheme between the UK and Canada.
UKRI has partnered with Mitacs to deliver the £2.5 million programme. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organisation that has designed and delivered research and training programmes in Canada for 20 years.
UKRI and Mitacs will support up to 200 UK doctoral candidates to carry out 12-week research placements in Canadian universities. Students will have the opportunity to develop into global citizens, with international competencies. Placements will take place between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023. Students must be able to start their placement before the end of their funded period of study.
Funding can be used for:
fees and stipends
travel and subsistence costs.
As this is a collaborative scheme between the UK and Canada, an equal number of Canadian doctoral students will have the opportunity to undertake research placements at UK universities.
Thank you to Caroline and Sophie for presenting their research at our seminar last week and to the audience who came along and asked questions.
The next UBEL Seminar will be Monday 7th March at 2pm.Hannah Reeves will present on “Sedimenting the affect: unpacking layers of knowledge at Crossbones Graveyard, Southwark” and James Green will present on “Smashing Backdoors in and the Wandering Eye: An Introduction to Bartenders’ Experiences with Unwanted Sexual Attention while Working in the UK”. See poster attached for more details. The theme of this seminar is Psychosocial Studies and Feminist Criminology.
Please come along and watch James and Hannah’s talks on Monday!
The last seminar for this term is:
Monday 21st March at 2pm
Coirle Magee (UCL) and Lynsey Robinson (UCL)
Education, Development and Migration
If you would like to present in Term 3, please fill out this google form: https://forms.office.com/r/7WhcU7Dnfz. If you have any questions, please get in touch. I will send out the schedule for Term 3 seminars towards the end of this term.
Applications are now open for the next cohort of Cumberland Lodge Fellows. Please find below more information about the scheme, which we invite you to share with your students.
Cumberland Lodge Fellowships 2022-24
Every year, the Cumberland Lodge Fellowship gives 10 doctoral students the opportunity to get involved in our work; bringing together people from different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, to address the causes and effects of social division and work towards more open and inclusive societies.
During the two-year scheme, Fellows have the chance to network with senior figures in public life and to participate in, or help to lead, discussions that ultimately inform recommendations for practical action and policy change. Fellows also have opportunities to take part in Programme events outside their own academic disciplines. In doing so, they will gain experience in working collaboratively; engaging in cross-disciplinary discussion; public engagement and facilitation at events; networking; writing for a range of different audiences; and enjoy access to a £300 Personal Development Grant.
The Fellowships fit around the demands of doctoral research. They are open to students of any age who are enrolled on a doctoral programme within the UK. Meals, accommodation and standard economy return travel are provided but there is no contribution towards tuition or maintenance costs.
be studying at a UK university
provide two referees (one academic, one non-academic)
be able to attend the residential Fellows’ Retreat at Cumberland Lodge on 9-11 September 2022.
All types of doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, including full-time, part-time and those on non-traditional pathways and professional doctorate programmes. Since 2014, a total of 66 students have enjoyed/are currently enjoying the benefits of this programme.
If you know of anyone who may be interested, full information about the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Cumberland Lodge Fellowships webpage, which includes:
The application form, to be returned to us by 12noon on Friday 8 April 2022
The application pack, containing further information about the scheme.
Please do share details of the Fellowship across your university’s digital platforms where appropriate. We have attached an image you are welcome to use and can be found @CumberlandLodge on social media if you wish to tag us or share our posts. Our suggested wording for social media would be:
Thank you to Lizzie and Mie for presenting their research at our seminar last week and to the audience who came along.
The next UBEL Seminar will be Monday 21st February at 11am.Caroline Chesang will present on “Estimating treatment effects when there are competing risks using real-world data” and Sophie Ayling will present on “An Agent Based Modelling approach to Covid-19 in Zimbabwe”. See poster attached for more details. The theme of this seminar is Medical and Health Sciences.
Topic: UBEL Seminar Series 5 – Caroline and Sophie
The University of Warwick – Department of Education Studies
The 9th Annual Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference (Online)
Friday 22nd April – Saturday 23rd April 2022
We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts and registration are now open for The University of Warwick – Department for Education Studies9th Annual Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference. The conferencewill 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
Further and higher education
Adult and lifelong learning
Teaching and pedagogy
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
Religion, faith and education
Diversity and intersectionality, including gender, dis/ability, race and ethnicity, nationality
Sustainability and education
Please submit your 300-word abstract (excluding references) via this link. The deadline for abstract submission is by midnight UK time on Monday, 21st March 2022. The notification for acceptance will be communicated by early April 2022.
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: