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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23 January 201811:30

CRPR-LEEP Seminar Series: The politics of enclosure in the New Forest

This seminar will be delivered by Gale Gould, a practising ‘commoner’ on the New Forest and a PhD research student at the University of Southampton. Her doctoral thesis investigates the politics of enclosure in the New Forest during the reign of George III (1760-1820), which was a period when England lost much of its common land under the ‘progress’ of the Agricultural Revolution. Full details
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24 January 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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24 January 201812:30

Getting in to Marketing workshop

Join Exeter alumnus George Paige (Group Head of Merlin Annual Pass at Merlin Entertainments plc) for a workshop focusing on careers in Marketing. George will speak about his career and experiences since graduating, his tips for following a similar path, and give a taste of what to expect in a marketing role by looking at one of Merlin Entertainments’ recent campaigns. There will be time for a short Q&A with George at the end of the session. George Paige biography: After graduating in Law from the University of Exeter, George Paige joined Merlin Entertainments plc as part of their graduate scheme. On the brink of flotation, Merlin Entertainments was, and still is, Europe's largest visitor attraction company and the world's second (only to Disney!) The graduate scheme took George far and wide from theme parks such as Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND to Tokyo and Osaka - all in the name of fun! Now four years with the company, George's legal background has been put to good use and has recently been appointed as the entertainment giant's Group Head of Merlin Annual Pass - looking after the sales and management of this mass consumer product. Full details
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24 January 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Nicole Bolleyer, Professor in Politics, Exeter; Valeria Smirnova, University of Dusseldorf; Fabrizio di Masco, University of Turin and Alessandro Natalini, Parthenope University

‘Parliamentary Ethics Regulation in Europe: Studying the Evolution of Complex Regulatory Regimes’ (draft article). Full details
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24 January 201814:30

'What else can I do with my Law degree?' with George Paige (Merlin Entertainments)

Are you in your second or third year of a law degree and want to explore career options other than solicitor or barrister? This is the session for you. Find out how your skills can make you a versatile and desirable graduate from alumni speaker George Paige, now working at Merlin Entertainment. Full details
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24 January 201814:30

A comparative analysis of Anglophone and Chinese conceptualizations of intercultural communicative competence (ICC).

Doctoral Research Forum event in conjunction with the Language and Education Network. Speaker, Zhenan Tong, will be presenting on research entitled 'A comparative analysis of Anglophone and Chinese conceptualizations of intercultural communicative competence (ICC).. Full details
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27 January 20189:45

Migration: Displacement and Development in the MENA region

In the past fifteen years the MENA region has been in the eye of the refugee displacement storm, experiencing dramatic waves of refugees and forced migration. Although episodes of forced migration are not new in this part of the world, today there are 20 million displaced people in the MENA, a number that rises to 54 million when including economic migrants. This massive movement of peoples is having profound effects on territorial fragmentation, societal transformation and the practice of sovereignty. This symposium intends to tackle the issue of migration through an interdisciplinary, multi-sided approach, which is also peculiar to the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. The objective is to bring together scholars whose interest in migration in the Arab world and the wider Mediterranean can trigger meaningful comparative debate. By focusing on several themes and with different perspectives, this would allow a comprehensive discussion of major aspects of migration and displacement that is affecting the region and its people. To register, please email bjb205@exeter.ac.uk by Monday 22 January 2018, stating any dietary requirements. The full programme is attached. Full details
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29 January 201810:30

Mock Assessment Centre- Group Work Simulation

This session is designed as a mock assessment centre to give you an opportunity to take part in some typical assessment centre activities to get a feel for what one might be like and receive feedback on your performance. This session will give you the opportunity to: Explore what employers are looking to assess at an assessment centre Discuss ways of presenting yourself in the best light for an assessment centre Have the opportunity to share your own experiences of assessment centres Identify what you may need to do as part of your preparation. Full details
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30 January 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Conducting a Systematic Review. This session will be led by the Medical School, and will outline ways of undertaking a systematic literature review. Full details
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30 January 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education 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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31 January 201812:45

Brexit: Understanding, Legitimacy and Implications

Workshop organised jointly by the Centre for Political Thought, The Centre for European Governance and the Centre for Rural Policy Research. Full details
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31 January 201813:00

Evidential difficulties in the prosecution of domestic violence-related offences: trauma, credibility and the need for reform

Dr Charlie Bishop presents, "Evidential difficulties in the prosecution of domestic violence-related offences: trauma, credibility and the need for reform" This paper will outline some of the difficulties encountered in prosecuting domestic violence offences, particularly behaviour that falls under the offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’ which came into force in December 2015. This will include barriers imposed by the long-term effects of trauma, including memory fragmentation and difficulties in recall, and barriers caused by the role gendered expectations play in the commission of much domestic violence. There will be a particular focus on the impact both of these factors have on assessments of witness credibility and reliability. Some suggested reforms to prosecutorial practice will then be outlined, and there will be a discussion of whether memory-processing techniques from Clinical Psychology could be used to alleviate some of the negative impacts trauma has on a witness’s ability to give an account that is coherent, consistent and detailed enough to secure a conviction in the criminal courts.. Full details
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31 January 201814:00

International Development Speed Networking at Bristol University

Are you a student interested in a career in international development? If your answer is ‘yes’, or if you are just curious, then come along on Wednesday 31st January. Last year, over 150 people came to this event at the Wills Memorial Building at the University of Bristol. Join us! The event will be interactive with speed-networking opportunities among students, academics and development practitioners. We will also hold a roundtable discussing the key issues facing the sector today. The venue is a half hour walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station, and even less from Bristol Bus & Coach Station. Tickets are free, but limited, and must be registered through the EventBrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-development-speed-networking-at-bristol-university-tickets-39554659050. Full details
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31 January 201817:15

The challenge of translating the Quran in plain English: Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE

My goal as a translator of the Quran has been to translate the meaning of the divine message, by being faithful and accurate in expressing the exact meaning of this, in order to be authentic. What has been a source of consolation for me is the fact that Muslims regard only the Arabic Quran as the Quran, the translations are simply interpretations. Therefore, this gives me some scope to interpret the divine text and I am justified in presenting my understanding of the text as I have learnt it from my eminent teachers, the previous prominent translators and illustrious commentators.. Full details
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1 February 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

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1 February 201816:30

Women in International Law: discussion and networking

Our impressive panel are made up of a wide range of women who have made it to the top of their profession and gain an insight into the challenges they faced along the way but also the value of choosing such a career path. Networking drinks will follow this event from 5:30pm. Panellists: Lucy Martinez https://www.threecrownsllp.com/team/lucy-martinez/ Kate Parlett http://www.20essexst.com/member/kate-parlett Diana Ellis QC https://www.25bedfordrow.com/site/people/profile/diana.ellis. Full details
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2 February 201811:30

The Perils of Polling: so, what went wrong (and less wrong) with the polls in 2017?

After another poor election for many (but not all) in the polling community, Mike Wheeler- former pollster and current Civil Service Principal Research Officer- analyses what went on with the polls this time. The talk will look at: • What the polls got wrong (and less wrong) in last year’s race – and why. • Why different pollsters came up with such a wide-ranging spread of eve-of-election results. • The changes the polling industry have brought in since the Election. • The potential implications for wider research The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a chance to network with Mike in a more informal setting.. Full details
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2 February 201812:30

Interpreting for the British Red Cross

Dr. Orieb Masadeh-Tate is a Lecturer at the University of Salford, Manchester and works as a volunteer Interpreter (English to Arabic) for the British Red Cross. Dr. Orieb will be running a workshop focusing on everything you need to know about a career as an Interpreter, and will be able to answer questions about the University of Manchester's MA Translation and Interpreting Studies programme. Full details
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5 February 201815:30

Liz Irvine (Cardiff University) “Interaction, Minds and Meaning in Pragmatics”

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6 February 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

What is quality in research publications? In this session we will discuss articles and their possible REF grading, alongside a general consideration of a trajectory of quality in research publications.. Full details
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6 February 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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6 February 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea: Relating models of expertise to academics’ professional learning

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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6 February 201817:00

Seminar by Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) Text World Theory and teacher-oriented grammatics: Facilitating creativity, reading and writing in the classroom

Stylistics has both over time and more recently underpinned much work that has gone on in EFL teaching, work in English departments in higher education, and creative and professional writing programmes. However, its potential influence as a valuable pedagogical tool for secondary age students (11-18) has yet to be fully explored. This paper therefore argues for a stylistics-informed pedagogy in the secondary phase drawing on Halliday’s notion of ‘grammatics’ as a way of using knowledge about language ‘to think with’. Specifically, I argue that Text World Theory offers an example of what I term ‘teacher-oriented grammatics’ and provides a cognitively-informed updating of existing reader-responses theories which have traditionally been seen as highly attractive by teachers.. Full details
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7 February 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

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7 February 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Sandra Kröger, Senior Lecturer in Politics

The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum. Full details
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7 February 201813:00

Patricia Correa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exeter

‘Electoral strength and internal party asymmetry in the Spanish Popular Party’ (draft article). Full details
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7 February 201813:30

Getting Started with your Career Planning (Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies)

This workshop with a careers consultant will help you get your job searching strategy on the right track. Full details
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7 February 201814:00

Using your social sciences degree for a career in Finance

Are you interested in a career in Finance but are unsure of how to get there with a social sciences degree? Exeter alumnus Hugo Chance (CEO of Chance Capital) will be returning to speak about his career since graduating with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy, the work of Chance Capital, and give his tips on how you can translate your social sciences degree into a successful career in finance. Read more about Hugo in this Q&A about his experiences and Chance Capital here: https://boostandco.com/news/meet-the-broker-a-shor... Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
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12 February 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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13 February 201810:30

How to write effective application forms for social sciences students

New and specifically designed for Sociolgy, Anthropology, Philosophy, Criminology, Politics and International Relations students, we take a look at how to write an effective application form using your experiences as a student of the social sciences. Full details
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14 February 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society

Agriculture and the Environment in Uncertain Times: Competing Positions in the Brexit Debate. Full details
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14 February 201813:00

Renegotiation of Shipping Contracts in times of hardship

Professor Jason Chuah (City University) presents 'Renegotiation of Shipping Contracts in times of hardship'. Full details
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15 February 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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20 February 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Quasi experimental methods. In this session, Dongbo Zhang will lead an overview and discussion of quasi-experimental research designs.. Full details
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21 February 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, (Exeter), Alistair Clark (Newcastle) and Emily Rainsford (Newcastle)

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Countering Political Disaffection: Online interventions to enhance electoral registration amongst non-voting citizens'. Full details
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21 February 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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22 February 201813:30

Law Commercial Awareness workshop with Tozers Solicitors LLP

Join Deborah Black and Gráinne Staunton (Partners at Tozers Solicitors LLP) for a workshop focusing on commercial awareness and its importance to Law firms. The session will look at what ‘commercial awareness’ means, why it is important to Law firms, what firms look for in graduates, and how to demonstrate commercial awareness in your applications. Tozers Solicitors LLP is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. With 23 partners and over 120 staff Tozers Solicitors LLP offer an extensive legal service to businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.. Full details
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24 February 201811:00

Teacher Training Open Day

Visit our St Luke's Campus; meet our tutors and some of our trainees/graduates; and learn more about our Primary and Secondary PGCE and School Direct programmes. Full details
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27 February 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education 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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27 February 201817:00

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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28 February 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

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28 February 201814:30

Getting Started with your Career Planning: How to develop a strong CV for a career in Law

This workshop with a careers consultant will help you get your job searching strategy on the right track. Bring along your CV, analyse its strengths and weaknesses and plan next steps for future work experience and a career using your law degree. Full details
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28 February 201815:00

Prof. Marco Loos presents "Why you should (not) bother to read Terms and Conditions. An interdisciplinary approach to improving readership, trust and understanding of Terms and Conditions"

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28 February 201817:15

The Alexander Romance in Persian History and Literature

In Persian tradition and literature, Alexander the Great is usually depicted with two faces – either as the two-horned one of the Qur’an or as the accursed-one of Zoroastrian tradition. This lecture endeavours to show that Persian literature, legend and mythopoetics has much more to say about Alexander than simply this, while demonstrating why and how the Persian image of Alexander is completely distinguishable from the Islamic portrayal of the world conqueror. I will concentrate on how the Greek Alexander Romance entered classical Persian literature, revealing how Alexander became as Persian as any other hero/king in the Persian tradition, as well as illustrate with great detail how Alexander is pictured in the works of great Persian poets ranging from the tenth to seventeenth century, with particular focus on Nizami’s Book of Alexander. I also demonstrate the existence of a positive view of Alexander in both Classical Arabic and Persian sources that is not just the result of biases derived from the Islamic era, but which also reflects the viewpoint of the pre-Islamic Persian depiction of Alexander.. Full details
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1 March 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

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1 March 201817:30

Careers in lobbying and advocacy with Danny Kushlick (Transform Drug Policy Foundation)

Join Danny Kushlick (Founder and Head of External Affairs at Transform Drug Policy Foundation) for a workshop focusing on a career in lobbying and advocacy. Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Transform aims to educate and inspire policymakers to explore and implement the effective legal regulation of drug markets. Danny will speak about his diverse career and experiences, give an in-depth look into the work of organisations such as Transform, and give his tips on being successful in the industry. There will be a Q&A after the talk, and a drinks reception where you will have the chance to speak to Danny further. Danny Kushlick bio: Danny is the founder of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which he started in 1996, after working in a variety of jobs in the drugs field. It was his clients' experience that led him to the understanding that prohibition is a social policy catastrophe. He worked for Bristol Drugs Project, the Big Issue Foundation, Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service and the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). He is now an internationally recognised commentator on drug and drug policy issues, with a unique combination of personal experience and broad, global view. Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you. Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details
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5 March 201814:30

SSIS Careers: Finding internships and jobs

This session will give you tips and advice on how to plan and apply for internships, work experience and jobs. If you are looking to find an internship during the summer, this is a great opportunity to get some top tips!. Full details
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5 March 201815:30

Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex) “Madness, present and pervasive: Laingian social pathology and the spectre of organicism”

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6 March 201810:00

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral session: variety in qualitative data collection methods. This workshop will look at alternatives to very familiar qualitative data collection processes, such as interviews, and consider how richer data might be secured if different methods are used.. Full details
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6 March 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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6 March 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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7 March 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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7 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Matt Lobley, Professor in Rural Resource Management

“Farmers are hefted onto land and we don't transplant very easily”: The challenge of retirement in the agricultural sector. Full details
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7 March 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter

‘Corporate reputation in the outsourced state’ (draft article). Full details
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8 March 201813:30

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network meeting

This network brings together researchers with an interest in the areas of religion, spirituality and education and provides a lively and supportive space in which to share ideas and beliefs and to compare them with those from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds; and to explore new syntheses and emerging understandings within the network and the wider society. Full details
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12 March 201810:00

Interview Techniques

In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview; what are interviewers looking for; what are the dos and don’ts in an interview situation; how can you prepare for an interview and how the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details
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12 March 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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13 March 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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14 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics

New Frontiers in Public Administration: The Behavioural Perspective. Full details
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15 March 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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20 March 201810:30

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Reading-writing connections. Dongbo Zhang will talk through some of his ideas for a new research grant looking at vocabulary in reading and writing.. Full details
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20 March 201811:30

CRPR-LEEP Seminar Series: Reflections on a Nuffield Farming Scholarship

As part of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship Jonathan Baker visited Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand to explore their agricultural and environmental policies. Jonathan’s seminar will pull out key themes, tools and thoughts from his trip. Full details
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20 March 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

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21 March 2018

External speaker: Catharine Macmillan

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21 March 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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21 March 201812:30

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James, Professor of Politics

The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Full details
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21 March 201813:00

Cake for Comments Series: Benjamin Lyons, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exeter

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23 March 20189:00

GSE Educational Research Conference

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27 March 201812:00

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education 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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28 March 201813:00

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Professor Stephen Shute (University of Sussex) Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Full details
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19 April 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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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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30 April 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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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 201812:00

Language hub lunch

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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 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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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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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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27 June 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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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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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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