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Moving Forward Annual Conference

Moving Foward

Moving Forward has a long history at the University of Aberdeen. Although the conference has changed and grown over the years, it's first inception came 10 years ago, in 2000, when 20 postgraduate students in Law and Social Sciences came together for one day to share in each other's research. Since then, the conference has grown to include visiting delegates, and to embrace the many other disciplines in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

This July, the Annual College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference (Moving Forward) held its 6th Annual Conference and the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology helped to sponser of the event. For more information on the event, and an example of how History at the Higher Education Academy can support postgraduate conference and workshops, please see the conference report.

Overall Conference Aims

The main aims of the Moving Forward postgraduate conference are as follows:

  1. *To bring postgraduate research students together from different departments, schools and universities both to create a collective identity, and to raise, discuss and debate common issues and problems

  2. *To enable individuals to network and establish lasting friendships and contacts with one another

  3. *To provide postgraduate students with an ideal opportunity to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere, facilitating dissemination and discussion of various findings and theories amongst fellow peers

For more information, please see the conference website at