Fourth Annual Spring Conference 2015: ‘Getting Published’
May 22, 2015
The fourth annual Spring Conference of the White Rose DTC took place on 6th May 2015 at Ron Cooke Hub, University of York. The theme of the conference was ‘Getting Published’.
The conference was attended by 200 PhD students from the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York. Attendees from Leeds and Sheffield travelled on coaches to reach the venue and join their York-based colleagues for the day.
The day presented a packed programme of talks on the topic of ‘getting published in research’, as well as discipline specific interactive breakout sessions. The conference opened with a welcome from the WR DTC Director, Prof. Martin Jones.
The first two speakers, Dr Alasdair Rae from the University of Sheffield, and Dr Ibrar Bhatt, from the Lancaster University, inspired the audience with their talks and follow up Q&A sessions. Alasdair spoke about “Open Scholarship”, while Ibrar’s presentation focused on “Beyond A4: PhD Students’ Writing for Multiple Audiences”.
After lunch, delegates attended Pathway meetings to discuss ‘Getting Published’ in their fields.
Watch the Conference Videos
‘Getting Published’ Photo Gallery
The Presentations and Talks Are Available below:
- Open Scholarship (PDF, 4.9MB) – Dr Alasdair Rae, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town & Regional Planning, Co-Editor: Regional Studies, Regional Science (open access), University of Sheffield.
- Beyond A4: PhD Students’ Writing for Multiple Audiences – Dr Ibrar Bhatt, Senior Research Associate, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University (WRDTC graduate). See also Developing a digital presence.
- Writing/Disseminating Social Science Across Different Boundaries (PDF, 457KB) – Professor Andrew Webster, Director of SATSU, University of York (WRDTC Science & Technology Studies Pathway Leader)
- Journal Editing (PDF, 1.2MB) – an editor’s perspective – Professor Martin Jones, WRDTC Director, Professor of Urban and Regional Political Economy and Co-Editor: Territory, Politics, Governance (www.regionalstudies.org)
- York Policy Review (PDF, 974KB) – the UK’s first peer reviewed journal – Darren Baxter, Centre for Housing Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Eppie Leishman, International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Jed Meers, York Law School, University of York.
- Launch of new PGR Forum (PDF, 1.25MB) (see wrdtc.ac.uk/forum) – WRDTC Academic Quality Committee student representatives, David O’Reilly & Urban Jaksa (York), Robin Morris & Emily Gagnon (Sheffield), Marianne Hvistendahl Allday & Longjie Lu (Leeds). Register now on the new PGR Forum and see WRDTC PGR Forum – User Registration Instructions.
16 PhD researchers from the three universities submitted their posters for the exhibition and were entered into a competition and voted by the other attendees based on the quality and clarity of their posters.
The first prize and winner of the £50.00 book voucher was won by Arwa Gandeel (Education, University of Leeds) with a poster titled ‘Do their beliefs matter? A study of teachers’ beliefs and the teaching of speaking’.
Joint second placed were Giulia Poerio (Psychology, University of Sheffield), whose poster focused on ‘Social daydreams: frequency, phenomenology and perceived functions’, and Yuri van Hoef (Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds), with a poster on ‘Why friendship in politics matters’
Remember to use the correct branding when producing your posters
White Rose DTC Best Paper Competition 2015
The WRDTC launched their first ‘Paper of the Year’ competition prior to the annual Spring Conference in May 2015. Entries were submitted from many disciplines within the Social Sciences and were of a very high standard.
A panel of select academics from the White Rose DTC Academic Quality Committee assessed the papers and we are pleased to announce the following:
Sustainability Research Institute and Centre for International Business
University of Leeds
FIRST RUNNER UP:
Yuri van Hoef
School of Politics and International Studies
University of Leeds
SECOND RUNNER UP:
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Lena received a £50.00 book voucher and we will formally recognise her success at the White Rose DTC Autumn conference.