U21 grant for new research and teaching pathways in the digital age project

Published: 24 July 2020

The project will organise conferences and workshops for PhD students and ECRs to support them with the new demands arising from the COVID-19 pandemic

Congratulations to Dr Emiline Smith and Dr Julie Berg who, along with their colleague Dr Katie Lowe from the University of Hong Kong, have been awarded a grant from U21's Researcher Resilience Fund. Their project is 'New Research and Teaching Pathways in the Digital Age: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities for Criminologists and Sociologists During Covid-19'. 

On being awarded the grant Emiline said, 'This timely project consists of two conferences and two workshops that bring together PhD students and ECRs from all U21 universities to provide them with a supportive, collaborative platform to think creatively about potential solutions to the new demands of researching and teaching in the digital age and during a global pandemic.'

The first digital conference will be held in September 2020, to respond to the current sharp increase in online teaching demands focusing on developing and refining practical skills for delivering interactive and engaging online courses. The second will be held in February 2021 and will draw upon interdisciplinary and innovative online research methods, enabling students to consider the applicability of these research methods to their current research or future research funding proposals. In addition, two workshops will be organised in November 2020 and April 2021 to provide conference attendees with an opportunity to network and offer a safe and practical forum to discuss and resolve teaching and research problems and ideas.

All Sociology and Criminology PGR students and Early Career Researchers within the U21 network will be able to attend. 

First published: 24 July 2020

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