Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events relevant to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. 

Any SSIS staff or postgrads may always attend, although registration may be required (the event will specify if so). Anyone else should contact the department or the centre in question.

We also have a listing of past events.

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24 April 201811:30

LEEP-CRPR Seminar: Scope effects and spatial heterogeneity when valuing land use and management in the remote Kimberley region of Australia

Alaya Spencer-Cotton from the University of Western Australia will present the LEEP-CRPR seminar on the 24th of April (11:30am to 12:30pm).. Full details
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24 April 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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25 April 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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27 April 201813:00

Hostile Takeovers and Corporate Law in China

Professor Ciyun Zhu (Tsinghua University School of Law, China) presents, 'Hostile Takeovers and Corporate Law in China'. Full details
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27 April 201816:30

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Adrian Colston

Adrian Colston, ‘Stakeholder attitudes to the narratives of the Dartmoor Commons: tradition and the search for consensus in a time of change’. Full details
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1 May 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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1 May 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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1 May 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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2 May 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

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2 May 201815:30

‘Getting Published in Legal History’ and 'Legal Biography and Transatlantic Archival Sources: seeking the elusive JP Benjamin'

The Bracton Centre for Legal History Research will be holding a double session on Wednesday 2 May. First, Professor Chantal Stebbings will be talking about ‘Getting Published in Legal History’ from 3.30-4.30pm. This will be followed by a talk from Professor Catharine Macmillan on 'Legal Biography and Transatlantic Archival Sources: seeking the elusive JP Benjamin' from 5-6pm.. Full details
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2 May 201815:30

Avoiding Bias When Estimating the Consistency and Stability of Value-Added School Effects.

As part of the Exeter Q-Step Centre Research Seminar on Education Dr George Leckie for the University of Bristol will talk about value-added school effects (used in many school rankings) and how to estimate them best. George is a statistician and economist from the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, and he's got a lot of experience with working with the National Pupil Database and is a co-chair of the NPD user group.. Full details
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3 May 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

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8 May 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Understanding Writing through Corpus Linguistic Methods. Phil Durrant will outline preliminary findings from the Growth in Grammar project.. Full details
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8 May 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Joanne Pearce (University College London) From Anthroposophy to non-confessional preparation for spirituality?

It has been suggested common schools might be able to learn from spiritual education in Steiner schools. This assumes practice in Steiner schools is compatible with the aims of spiritual education in common schools. I question this by considering whether the former is confessional, as the latter should not be. I explain how my concern about the potentially confessional nature of Steiner spiritual education arose. I then argue for a nuanced understanding of confessional education, distinguishing between ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ confessional education, as well as between confessional education as intentional and as defined by outcome. I argue that spiritual education in common schools should prepare pupils for spirituality, without being confessional. I consider whether Steiner schools are confessional by drawing upon findings from research conducted at six Steiner schools. Full details
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9 May 201810:15

Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS) workshop: World Order(s) in Crisis?

The Western-based world order is in crisis. Or so is relentlessly claimed from a growing range of quarters. Yet, what constitutes the Western-based world order and what its defining features are is generally poorly understood. Full details
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9 May 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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16 May 201814:30

Politics Departmental Research Seminar (Term 3). Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE: 'Divided by the Vote: Affective Polarization in the Wake of Brexit'

Political theorists have long argued that a well-functioning democracy requires a degree of mutual respect and willingness to talk across difficult political divides. Yet these normative standards for political dialogue are difficult to meet when the public is deeply divided. Numerous empirical studies have documented that electorates, especially in America, are polarized along partisan lines, and this manifests itself as animus towards opposing party members. We extend this work by examining the emergence of affective polarization along lines drawn not by partisan loyalties but instead by identification with opinion-based groups formed in the wake of Britain's 2016 referendum on European Union membership.. Full details
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16 May 201815:30

The Social Stratification of Educational Enjoyment

Dr Roxanne Connelly from the University of Warwick is a sociologist working in the area of social stratification. Most educational research is concerned with children's academic outcomes. In this talk Roxanne looks into how much primary school children in the UK actually enjoy learning using data from the UK Millennium Cohort Survey. Full details
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17 May 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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21 May 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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22 May 20189:00

Challenging Dominant Discourse

This workshop seeks to map connections between feminist methods in political science and political theory in order to share resources for questioning dominant methods across the discipline of politics. We welcome papers that investigate feminist methods in a variety of approaches to politics, including democratic theory, international relations, quantitative measurement, environmental politics, public policy, and normative political philosophy. Full details
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22 May 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Criticality in reading and writing. Feedback that writing needs to be more critical is very widespread in academic writing: this workshop will explore what it means to be critical.. Full details
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22 May 201813:00

Seminar by Professor Dongbo Zhang (University of Exeter) Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Reading Development

In this talk, I will discuss development of reading abilities from cross-linguistic perspectives. Print represents spoken language, which is a universal principle that holds across languages; yet how specifically different linguistic units are encoded in print vary from language to language. The similarities and variations in language-to-print mapping relationships suggest universal as well as language/script-specific processes in early reading development. Full details
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23 May 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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29 May 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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30 May 201815:30

What Can Genetics Tell Us About Education?

Dr Emily Smith-Woolley from King's College London is a behavioural geneticist from the group of Robert Plomin at the KCL. They work with the data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) to separate genetic and environmental effects on children's outcomes. They've just published a paper in the Science of Learning on the effects of school type on exam performance arguing that superior results of children in selective schools come from the selection of more academically able children rather than school performance (see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41539-018-0019-8). Emily will present these results as well as a more general framework of how behavioural geneticists study education.. Full details
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5 June 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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5 June 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 1. This is the first of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
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5 June 201813:30

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective.. Full details
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5 June 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester) Deepening Engagement in Mathematical Learning: A question of ‘identity’?

This seminar will focus on the concept of identity and its value for exploring both engagement in learning and alienation from formal schooling. I will draw on work from across our research projects which have looked at students’ relationships with mathematics in a variety of contexts, including post 16 A-level mathematics, mathematically demanding programmes at university and more recently in early primary school (aged 5-6 years old). I will argue that identity provides a useful way to understand how our experiences ‘in practice’ become crystallised (through reflection) into statements about who we are as a person – for example, ‘I did this well’ may become ‘maths makes sense to me’ and eventually ‘I am gifted at maths’. Our work in this area has considered how students’ mathematical identities are mediated by practices which are classed, gendered etc. Therefore, in this seminar, I will argue that researching ‘identity’ is not merely a matter of addressing the STEM agenda by increasing engagement (and participation) in mathematically related subjects, but rather it can provide a lens through which to study the function mathematics plays in re-producing broader social inequalities in education.. Full details
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7 June 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

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18 June 201817:00

Seminar by Phil Durrant and Mark Brenchley (University of Exeter) Understanding development in children's writing through corpus research

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19 June 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 2. This is the second of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
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21 June 201812:30

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
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25 June 201812:30

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
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26 June 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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26 June 201813:00

Seminar by Emeritus Professor Ian Menter (University of Oxford) Teacher education and government: a tale of two countries

The relationships between politics and teacher education have become increasingly close over recent decades in many contexts around the world, often causing significant challenges as well as some opportunities. Full details
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27 June 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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2 - 3 July 2018

30th Exeter Gulf Conference

This year we celebrate the 30th Gulf Conference at the University of Exeter. Taking this as an occasion to reflect on the state of our field, the aim of this Conference is to explore the identity and viability of the very notion of Gulf Studies. Full details
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3 July 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
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3 July 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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5 July 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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11 July 201811:00

STEM Centre Seminar - Group thinking and mathematical reasoning/proving

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18 - 25 July 2018

The ninth annual ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics

The ninth annual ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics is an eight-day intensive workshop held at the University of Exeter in southwest England. The school will provide graduate students with a firm understanding of the development, mobilization, agenda-setting role, advocacy efforts, and political success of interest groups and those that lobby for them.. Full details
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18 July 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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31 July 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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