Call for Papers — Annual Conference 2016

Achieving excellence in Masters and Doctoral education” — UKCGE opens it’s call for papers for the 2016 Annual Conference. 

Call for Papers — Annual Conference 2016 

The UK Council for Graduate Education has opened its call for papers for its key annual meeting which takes place at Liverpool Town Hall on Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th of July 2016.

The event titled Achieving excellence in Masters and Doctoral education’, aims to bring together key stakeholders of postgraduate education within membership and supporter institutions through the following key themes:

  • Excellence in Masters Teaching
  • High Quality Supervision in Doctoral Education
  • The Impact of the Cohort-Based Approach
  • Judging Excellence
  • Rewarding Excellence in PG Supervision & Teaching
  • Research Methods Teaching
  • Structural Support
  • Leading Excellence

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (300 words) for the conference is the 4th of March, and the Council will be informing authors of the results by the 15th of April.

Professor Rosemary Deem, UKCGE Chair said,

Nurturing and achieving excellence in teaching, supervision and programme design and structure is fraught with problems. It can be hard to define and difficult to identify. This conference will shine a light on the exceptional practice that takes place in our universities and also, as a sector, guide us through some challenges that remain ahead’.
Angus Burns, UKCGE Events Officer said,

The meeting in Liverpool will build on some of the successes of the 2015 Annual Conference with special interest network symposiums, such as the Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools, the recently launched Graduate School Managers Network and a new network for Supervisors forming an important part of the programme. I am really looking forward to working with local contacts and universities to showcase Liverpool to the UKCGE membership. I’m also excited to see the looks on delegates faces as they walk through the town hall doors for the first time as it’s a marvelous venue.”