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Doctoral Symposium Programme

The Doctoral Symposium is open to all Doctoral and Masters Research Students. It will take place on the afternoon of 5 June and the morning of 6 June. The Symposium will be hosted in the University's state-of-the-art Business Clinic


Day 1 Agenda: Tuesday 5th June

12:30-13:00 - Registration and Coffee

Newcastle Business Clinic, City Campus East, Northumbria University (Hub)                              

13:00-13:15 - Welcome to the 2018 UFHRD Doctoral Symposium, Guest Speaker: Professor Ron Beadle

Briefing Room (008)

13:15-14:00 - Keynote Speech, Guest Speaker: Dr Stefanie Reissner

“Qualitative research: Characteristics, complications and what you can do”

Briefing Room (008)

14:00-15:30 - Research Presentations: Stream One

Refer to Appendix One for stream details including room number; session chair; and paper titles

15:30-16:00 - Coffee Break


16:00-17:30 - Research Presentations: Stream Two

Refer to Appendix One for stream details including room number; session chair; and paper titles

17:30-17:45 - Day One Plenary

Briefing Room (008) 

19:30 - late - Symposium Dinner


Day 2 Agenda: Wednesday 6th June

09:00-09:15 - Day Two Opening Remarks

Briefing Room (008)

09:15-10:00 - Keynote Speech, Guest Speaker: Professor Mark Saunders

“Gaining physical access: difficult and daunting yet rarely dissected”

Briefing Room (008)

10:00-11:00 - Methodology Q&A Panel

Experienced researchers will share their insight into using a range of research methods – including visual methods; discursive/reflexive methods; and autoethnography – with the opportunity for you to ask questions.

Briefing Room (008)

11:00-12:00 - The Pitfalls and Pinnacles of Doctoral Research

An interactive session designed to allow you to think about some of the key actions you will take away from the Symposium.

Briefing Room (008)

12:00-12:30 - Closing Remarks and Prize Giving

Briefing Room (008)







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