The Centre for Education Studies of the University Of Warwick invites you to its fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 'Education in a Changing World', on Saturday, 6th May 2017, in the Faculty of Social Sciences Building.
This conference is open to taught and research postgraduate students from all universities and departments whose research connects with education in its broadest sense. PGR students at any stage of their research are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and posters, that address the conference's theme of education in a changing world. Presentations across different fields of research are welcome, with a focus on conceptual issues, research design or findings.
PGR students have the opportunity to present work and receive feedback in a diverse, constructive and academically rigorous environment, whilst expanding their network and making cross-disciplinary connections. A prize for best abstract will be awarded based on votes on the conference day.
The abstract submission deadline is 24th March 2017. Please submit 300-400 words using the registration form here. For posters please submit a shorter 100-200 words description.
Registration deadline (presenter/ participant): 2nd April 2017.
Find out more about the event HERE.
Geoff Lindsay announces the launch of Frontiers in Education, a new open access journal for which he is Speciality Chief Editor for the Special Educational Needs section. For more information see http://journal.frontiersin.org/journal/education/section/special-educational-needs
Professor David Stark (CIM) and Professor Nick Chater (WBS) Event
A chapter written by Phil McCash, Director of the Career, Education, Information and Guidance Programme, has been published in a new book entitled ‘Graduate Employability in Context: Theory, Research and Debate’.
Your NSS feedback is important - Please Respond Now
The NSS is another important way of communicating to us your overall satisfaction with your course and student experience. Take a look now...
The National Student Survey (NSS) is a national survey run by an independent research agency, Ipson MORI. It gives final year students a chance to provide feedback on what it's been like to study at Warwick. It covers many aspects of the teaching and learning experience you have had, as well as providing you with a chance to reflect on your overall student experience during the years you have been at Warwick.
Your feedback is very important to us. We offer many ways for you to tell us what you think about being a student in our department, such as module evaluations, Personal Tutor meetings, Development Review meetings, SSLC and Food for Feedback sessions. We listen very carefully to your suggestions about what you like about your student experience here and also how we can improve our teaching, learning and student support for you and for future generations of Economics students at Warwick. You will see many examples of such improvements on our feedback page.
Your participation in the National Student Survey is another important way of communicating to us your thoughts, opinions, suggestions and your overall satisfaction with your course and student experience. The results of the NSS are considered a key measure of student satisfaction and are highly visible, reported in the media and used by prospective students to help make their university choices. More information about our current and previous participation rates and results is available on our departmental NSS webpage.
Charity donation and prize draw
For every NSS response by Economics students, £2 goes to the charity of students' choice (The Warwick Cancer Research Centre) and £1 into a prize draw. If you complete the survey in the first four weeks you will be eligible for £5 top-up on your Eating at Warwick account.
We are keen to achieve a high response rate to ensure the final views expressed through the survey are representative.
We hope that you will take a few minutes of your time to provide your feedback.
Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Studentship Applications Open
We are delighted to announce that the Open Competition for ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) funding under the new Midlands Graduate School (MGS) is now open.
The DTP website available here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/ contains information on how students can apply for funding.
The deadline for applicants to submit their online application along with all attachments is: Tuesday 24th January 2017 (23:59 GMT).
Students may only submit one funding application to the MGS DTP and cannot apply for pathway funding at multiple MGS DTP institutions.
As part of their application the student will need to obtain and upload:
· Supporting Statement from Prospective Lead Supervisor
· Two signed references on letter-headed paper
· Transcripts of previous qualifications
This is in addition to completing an online application form and uploading a ‘Project Details’ supporting statement.
For full details regarding the new ESRC DTP and how to apply for funding please visit the Midlands Graduate School website.
Growth Sectors: Data Analysis on Employment Change, Wages and Poverty
A study by Anne Green, Neil Lee (LSE) and Paul Sissons (Coventry University) demonstrates that the sector which an individual works in has a significant impact on their pay, but that the level of local demand for labour is also important. The report is an output from an ESRC-funded project on ‘Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction’. It highlights that low pay is a key feature of the accommodation/food services, residential care, wholesale/retail, and the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors. Three of these sectors (accommodation / food services, residential care, wholesale and retail) are likely to have the highest employment demand in the medium term. Hence policies are needed which focus on upgrading skills and developing career in order to help reduce low pay and in-work poverty. Find out more in the Growth Sectors report.
Wednesday, 22 February, saw Warwick Law take victory in the fifth consecutive annual German Law Moot, wrestling back the title from last year’s winners, Bristol Law.
Since its inception in 2013, the Warwick German Law Moot remains the only one of its kind in the UK enabling teams from all Universities in England that offer a “Law with German Law” degree, or similar, to compete entirely in German over a German Law problem.
The closest event in nature is the long-standing French language Law Moot delivered by University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law.
The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the time you have spent with us.
Why else complete the survey?
- £5 Eating@Warwick Credit if you complete online early.
- We’ll donate £3 for each response to the Warwick Cancer Research Centre (our finalists chosen charity)
- It will take just 5 minutes to complete
Most importantly, your feedback matters and makes a huge difference as shown on our You Said We Did page.
Please do remember the £5 credit only applies to those who complete online early in the survey period, so please complete today to ensure you do not lose out.
The results are highly visible, often reported in the media and used by prospective students to help make their university choices. Their high profile has delivered positive, progressive change for PAIS students.
Last year PAIS achieved 97 per cent for overall satisfaction. This placed us top of the University and No 1 out of all Politics departments in the Russell Group (an elite group of 24 leading teaching and research institutions in the UK).
Mourning the loss of our student Billy Gradwell-Smith
We are deeply sorry to report that Billy (William) Gradwell-Smith, a wonderful member of our 1st-year Philosophy and Literature class, has died over the holiday. He suffered a sudden, severe aneurysm at home and was unable to recover. He died on 30 December 2016. This is a terrible, shocking and sad loss. Billy was thriving here at Warwick, enjoying his classes, doing excellent work, making good friends, and being a thoroughly positive presence. His friends and teachers mourn his loss. We will miss him, as a terrific student, a generous and kind friend, and a person full of promise. We send our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
There is a book of condolences in the Philosophy office (S2.66). Please stop in and add your name and a word of condolence in Billy's memory.
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