Welcome to the website of the 2013 BERA Annual Conference.
Building and establishing strong research networks and collaborations has never been more important. The conference is an ideal opportunity to do this in a
stimulating and convivial atmosphere.
With over 750 abstracts submitted, the programme is shaping up to be as topical and thought provoking as ever.
As well as Professor Ian Menter giving his inaugural Presidential Address at conference, we will have keynote presentations from:
- Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
- Professor Johanna Wyn, Director, Youth Research Centre, The University of Melbourne
Professor Andrew Pollard, Chair of the REF Education Panel, will also be holding a session to help you refine your REF submission before the November deadline.
We hope that you will join us at the University of Sussex for our 2013 conference.
Chair of the Conference Committee
For more information on BERA or to become a member visit: www.bera.ac.uk
British Educational Research Association
BERA is committed to promoting high quality research and to use it in understanding and improving education. BERA, as the learned society in the field of educational research in the UK:
- seeks to promote quality in educational research
- seeks to ensure that educational research is undertaken in concordance with the Association’s Ethical Guidelines
- promotes independent debate about the quality, purpose and methodologies of educational research
- provides a forum for dissemination and debate of the findings of educational research
- supports the mediation of research findings for policy makers and practitioners
- represents educational researchers to government, funding bodies and the public
- provides training and development for educational researchers at all levels
- aims to work with employers and others to improve the conditions of work and rights of educational researchers; and relates to other associations nationally and internationally which have interests and concerns in educational research
Early Career Researcher Conference Key Aims
The key aims of the Early Career Researcher Conference are to:
- provide early career researchers with the opportunity to present papers to an audience of fellow early career researchers
- offer sessions on research processes led by experienced researchers e.g. on interviewing, data analysis, writing skills, presentation techniques
- help early career researchers develop a network of contacts