Conference presentations for PhD students

Posted on 22 September 2016

CRESJ research students have been busy sharing their research at international conferences

María Ana Chavana and Laura Nicklin attended the British Educational Research Association conference at the University of Leeds, 13 - 15 September. María Ana presented her research on student retention and success in Mexican public higher education (Staying or leaving the course: exploring barriers to course completion in Higher Education). Laura gave two presentations covering the use of hip-hop in education (Spitting Rhymes and Changing Minds: Using Spoken Word and Hip-hop Music to Explore Issues Affecting Young People) and her research on the use of Shakespeare in criminal rehabilitation ("Condemn the fault and not the actor of it": An Ethnographic Portrait of Shakespeare-focussed Arts Education Programmes used for Criminal Rehabilitation).

Jenn Chubb attended the 10th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic between 7- 10 September. Her paper (Research with impact: academic perspectives from the UK and Australia) outlined the preliminary findings of her research on research impact and formed part of a panel on the Politicisation of Knowledge Policies: Actors in National Arenas for the Politics of Higher Education, Research and Innovation section.