Dr Emily Henderson Invited Speaker at Royal Geographical Society Conference 'Conferencing the International'
Dr Henderson (Assistant Professor, CES) delivered an invited presentation in the closing panel of a conference entitled 'Conferencing the International', hosted by the Royal Geographical Society in London on 18-19 December 2018. The conference was the culminating event of a major AHRC project at Nottingham, led by Prof Stephen Legg. Dr Henderson's presentation was in a panel entitled 'Contemporary Conferencing' and focused on the exclusionary aspects of contemporary conferences from an international perspective.
Congratulations: Two CES PhD students won 2 of the 3 early career conference awards for their papers at BERA.
Congratulations and well done to Krystal and Tong!
Krystal Douglas, University of Warwick
Friendships Networks and Aspiration to Higher Education
Tongtong Zhao, University of Warwick
Aspirations for participation in higher education from a gender perspective: a research study on final year secondary school students in Cameroon
Dr Michael Wyness is being funded by Lloyds Foundation to explore the educational needs of young refugees in Coventry
Michael's research is part of a broader focus on services and educational support available to young refugees. The project is entitled Positive Youth Foundation and the Educational and Service Needs of Young Refugees: An Applied Study The research is a pilot programme to monitor and support the educational transitions of refugee Young People. Working alongside a Coventry based youth organisation, Positive youth Foundation, the aims of the research are to develop an assessment tool for identifying the educational needs of teenage refugees; and to to track small groups of young refugees as they move into further education.
Dr Emily Henderson joined the SARChI Chair Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme at University of the Free State, South Africa, on a funded institutional visit for a week in September 2018. Dr Henderson was affiliated with the programme during her doctoral studies at UCL Institute of Education, and was recently invited to attend a week of activities to renew the collaboration. During the visit, Dr Henderson acted as discussant for an international colloquium, delivered a workshop on intersectionality for students and postdoctoral fellows in the programme, and attended meetings to further discuss collaboration with Professor Melanie Walker and Dr Mikateko Höppener.
Dr Abdullah Sahin, expert in Islamic Education in the Centre for Education Studies, comments on the car attack outside an Islamic Centre in north London during a time of spiritual significance in both the Islamic and Hebrew calendars.