Posted on 22 September 2016
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.