The schedule for this year’s PGF Mid-term Conference, entitled Postgraduate research in Geography: challenges and encounters in and beyond the field, is now available. The conference will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th April, 2022, 10am – 5pm.
You can download the schedule from here.
If you haven’t already, you can also register for free via the RGS at Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2022.
What is the PGF Mid-Term Conference?
This conference is an excellent opportunity for PhD students in geography and related disciplines, who are at an early stage in their research, to present their work and meet others working in related fields. With a friendly and supportive environment, the Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference is a great way for delegates to get feedback on their work, network with others and practice their presentation skills.
What is happening at the PGF Mid-Term Conference?
Alongside paper sessions showcasing our postgraduate community’s own research and their experiences in and beyond the field, the conference will include:
- A Keynote delivered by Dr Olivia Mason (University of Glasgow), regarding Precarious mobilities: the moving challenges of postgraduate research, which opens the conference.
- Two workshops, one focused on Navigating Conferences and Networking with Dr Catherine Oliver (University of Cambridge), Zara Babakordi (Newcastle University) and Caitlin Hafferty (University of Gloucestershire). The second workshop is an Academic Publishing Masterclass with Professor Sarah Hall (University of Nottingham), Dr Raksha Pande (Newcastle University) and Dr Phil Emmerson (Journals Managing Editor at RGS-IBG).
- A panel discussion concerning Beyond the PhD: “Working Beyond Academia” with Dr Gabrielle King (Research and Policy Officer at MND Scotland) and Dr Lewis Evans (Consultant at Urban Foresight).
- A presentation from Dr Sarah L. Evans (RGS-IBG) providing information on the ways the RGS-IBG supports postgraduates in geography and related disciplines.
- The Postgraduate Forum Annual General Meeting where we will report back on the last year. You will also be able to find out how to get involved in the 2022-2023 committee.
- Finishing with a Plenary Lecture with Dr Hannah Awcock (University of Edinburgh) entitled “Whose Streets? Our Streets!” Resistance and Public Space in the Past and the Present.
Further information about the paper sessions and the above events can be found in the 2022 Schedule.
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us by email or by direct message on twitter, @PGF_RGS–IGB. You can follow the conference and/or and tweet your experiences of the conference via #PGFMT2022.
We look forward to meeting you at the 2022 PGF Mid-Term Conference!
Your PGF 2021-2022 committee