2017 Postgraduate Colloquium

2017 Postgraduate Colloquium: The PhD and Beyond


Hilton Garden Inn, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HW

6 December 2017

10:00 – 17:30

Programme below


The British International Studies Association Postgraduate Network (BISAPGN) is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2017 Postgraduate Colloquium.

The PhD and Beyond workshop is free for BISA members, and will provide a valuable opportunity for those at all stages of their postgraduate careers to ask questions and advice on publishing, career development, teaching, and the research process. The day will give you a chance to meet and network with peers and senior researchers from around the country, with coffee breaks and lunch provided throughout the day.

Experts featuring on our panels include our Keynote Speaker Professor Mark Webber (University of Birmingham), Sarah Roughley (Palgrave Macmillan), and Nick Robinson (Leeds University). All panels will leave ample of time for Q&A. If you would like to contribute to a panel, please do let us know.

Participants can register at Eventbrite before the 1st of December 2017‘BISAPGN Workshop 2017: The PhD & Beyond’ – and are encouraged to get in touch with BISAPGN with any questions. As places are limited, please register as soon as possible to not miss out on this great opportunity!


Provisional Programme


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee (catered by the Hilton Garden Inn)

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction

10:30 – 11:15 Conducting Ethical Research – David Carpenter, University of Portsmouth

11:15 – 12:00 Careers Within Academia and the REF – Rubrick Biegon, University of Kent

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break (catered by the Hilton Garden Inn) 

13:00 – 14:15 Making the Most of Teaching  – Nick Robinson, Leeds University

14:15 – 14:30 Coffee Break (Catered by the Hilton Garden Inn)

14:30 – 15:45 Demystifying Publishing – Sarah Roughley, Palgrave Macmillan

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break (catered by the Hilton Garden Inn)

16:00 – 17.15 Keynote – Mark Webber, University of Birmingham

17.15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks