Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference

Friday 20 October 2017, 10.00 – 16.00

Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Communication, Collaboration and Commitment

The conference committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Institute of Education Postgraduate Research Conference 2017. United under the theme of Communication, Collaboration and Commitment, the conference aims to bring together researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines within education to provide a diverse and dynamic forum for the presentation of ideas. Whether you are seeking to disseminate research findings, develop your thinking about ongoing research, or expand your network, this postgraduate conference will offer a supportive and engaging environment in which to share your research.


We are excited to welcome Katy Vigurs to our conference this year. Katy is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Derby and during her career she has led many educational research projects with learners in school, college, university and adult education settings. Katy has also worked with families and learning providers, with a particular interest in the field of widening participation in education.

Conference Sub-themes:

Participants are invited to explore the full scope of the conference and we therefore welcome presentations and posters with a focus on the conference theme of Communication, Collaboration and Commitment which might also include the sub themes of:

  • Innovation in educational research
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • International studies
  • Educational Research Methods

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to: by no later than Friday 18 August 2017.

Abstracts should include:

  • Research aim(s) and/or research questions
  • Research methodology
  • Findings (if relevant)


To be directed to IoE Conference Organising Team 2016: Maxine Watkins, Hazel Richards and Kathryn Spicksley at

Timetable for submissions:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 18 August 2017

Notification of Acceptance by: Friday 25 August 2017

Conference booking deadline: Friday 8 September 2017

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