Making Connections Matter

16th – 17th May ‘Making Connections Matter’: an opportunity for engagement and debate organised by and for SCCJR PhD students

This special event will be held at Peebles Hydro, Peebles (http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/index.html) starting at 10am on Friday 16th May and finishing at 12:00 on Saturday 17th May, 2014. The focus and delivery of the two-day event will be around starting conversations and enabling discussion. After consultation with postgraduates from across SCCJR, the main topics for discussion will surround (but will not be limited to) the following: researching sensitive topics; public engagement; managing research crises; linking theory with practice; and building CVs.

Schedule:

Friday 16th May

10.00 Registration/Coffee

10.30 Housekeeping and Introduction from Organising Committee

10.35 Introduction from Michele Burman

10.40 Ice-Breaker – Networking Bingo

10.55 Workshops 1 & 2 Researching Sensitive Topics

Working Collaboratively and Public Engagement

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Workshops 3 & 4 Managing Research Crises

Linking Theory and Practice

3.00 Coffee Break and opportunity for those staying to book into the hotel

3.30 Talk from Keynote Speaker – Fergus McNeill and questions

5.00 Plenary/Announcements

5.15 Finish

6.30 Drinks

7.00 Dinner, Chat and Criminology Pub Quiz

Saturday 17th May

Breakfast

10.00 Coffee

10.05 Workshop 5 Panel Session – Life After PhD

11.30 Plenary – Making connections last

Summing Up/Feedback

12.00 Finish

Transport Arrangements

For those of you who have requested transport, please read below for details

To and From Glasgow – any questions please contact Caitlin at j.gormley.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Outbound journey details:

The bus will depart from outside the Adam Smith Building on Friday 16th May no later than 8.15am so please do aim to arrive for 8am.

Return journey details:

The bus will return on Saturday 17th May around 12noon and should arrive in Glasgow by 1.30pm.

To and From Stirling – please contact Kirsty for details at kirsty.primrose@stir.ac.uk

To and From Edinburgh – please contact Ben for details at s1121714@sms.ed.ac.uk

Any comments or questions can be directed to any member of the organising committee:

Caitlin: j.gormley.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Kirsty: Kirsty.primrose@stir.ac.uk

Katy: katy.proctor@gcu.ac.uk

Ben: s1121714@sms.ed.ac.uk