A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
NEW: Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop for Energy Geographers 7th-8th December 2015
31st August 2015
As promised, the Committee of the Energy Geographies Research Group are pleased to announce their rescheduled workshop, this is an exciting opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers interested in energy-related research and teaching.
Deadline for registration: Friday 20th November 2015
We are hosting a workshop at the University of York, Heslington West campus on the 7-8th December 2015 that will address several key research and teaching themes. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a supportive ‘meeting place’ for EnGRG postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers that facilitates formal and informal networking and intellectual development and debate. Speakers for the workshop include those from academic, policy, non-governmental organisations and the third sector. Throughout the two half days, participants will be assisted in developing their research through interactive panel discussions and small group exercises. During these sessions participants will receive advice and support for: publishing their research; applying for academic jobs; applying for funding; understanding the requirements of a research (including research impact and REF) and / or teaching career in UK higher education and be given insights into teaching energy geographies in Higher Education.
Participants will also be given insight into alternative non-academic careers (e.g. policy, non-governmental organisations and public bodies) where they can continue to contribute to cutting-edge developments in energy geographies.
The workshop has 25 places available to postgraduates working within the broad field of EnGRG’s remit. Along with the registration form, participants are required to submit a short biography (150 words), alongside an abstract (200 words) for a short paper, powerpoint presentation or poster equivalent that will be presented and discussed at the workshop. Your paper or presentation equivalent can be on data findings, grant proposal idea or a short draft paper/paper idea. Please attach your biography and abstract to the registration form. Places for the workshop are on a first come first served basis.
Details and deadline for registration
A small registration fee of £60 is required to cover essential costs. Please note that regrettably we cannot cover the cost of accommodation therefore participants are responsible for organising this themselves.
To register, please complete the application form (click here ) and return it to Dr Karen Parkhill (email@example.com) by 20th Nov. We have one bursary to offer postgraduate students who don’t have access to conference funds via their funding body and/or university. Further details can be found on the registration form.