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Two members of staff in CLL team are leading on the organisation of a Research Seminar Series at the Centre.

The seminars, which will take place every two weeks, are focused on providing a space for colleagues to present ideas, receive feedback, discuss, debate and generally facilitate a greater level of academic conversation across the department. They will run for approximately an hour and a half.

We caught up with Dr. Anil Awesti, Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Tutor who will be working with Dr. Emma Craddock, Teaching Fellow for undergraduate programmes on the series.

“We are aiming to promote the traditional function of academic spaces which are arenas for individuals to present and progress ideas, receive feedback, critique and provoke an open discussion.”

The series is open to any member of staff interested in presenting an idea, be this for academic research or university work. Staff across other departments are also encouraged to attend.

“We are taking a very wide interpretation of ‘research’ to cover not only traditional forms of research but also early ideas, plans, policy proposals, academic initiatives and everything in between!” Anil says.

“New colleagues may wish to present research recently completed and/or published as a means of updating others on their areas of research. Basically, we welcome anything which colleagues are interested in sharing.”

Presenters can decide their own format (presentation, workshop, roundtable, poster etc). The seminars are planned to begin on the week commencing the 28 January 2019, times and location will later be confirmed.