School of Education

PGR Student Conference

Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Tuesday 16th (09:00) - Wednesday 17th May 2023 (16:00)

This event will take place over two separate days, registration to attend will open later in April once submissions have been received and the programme confirmed. Please email the PGR Conference organising committee if you have any questions.



Conference theme: The politics and purposes of educational research

The theme situates academic conversations within the 'political, ecological, social, and cultural' moment we find ourselves in, locally and globally. 

Call for abstracts

We encourage contributions from PhD/EdD students in education across all University of Nottingham campuses (UK, China and Malaysia).

Sub-themes may include, but are not limited to:
Politics of education and educational research Globalization localisation in/for education  Language and culture in education  
Sociology of education and educational research Contexts of education and educational research Curriculum theory and design
Philosophies and purposes of education and educational research Postgraduate research student development   Ethics in education and educational research  
Mindfulness in education and educational research Educational policies and praxis  Ecologies of education
Psychological and therapeutic perspectives in education  Decolonising education, curriculum, and educational research   ‘The digital’ in education and educational research
Research methodologies in/for education Indigenous perspective in education Race, gender, class, ‘ability’, and intersectionality in education and educational research


  • Paper presentation: 15 minute presentation including Q&A - abstract: 300 words
  • Poster presentation: One hour dedicated poster session inclusive of a coffee break - abstract 300 words
  • Symposium: One hour including Q&A - abstract 700 words
  • Alternative formats such as workshops and internactive presentations which might take up to 30 minutes - abstract 300 words

Submission deadline

Please email your abstracts by 15 April 2023 

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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