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Research is Open: UEL Research Conference 2020

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The Graduate School invites you to join our all-day online research conference on Friday 31 July 2020

Following a fantastic response to the call for abstracts we are delighted to let you know that registration for the UEL Research Is Open online conference is now available on Eventbrite. 

For more information and to sign up click here.

View the conference's timetable here.

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Professor Lord Richard Layard - Programme Co-Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, a life peer in the House of Lords, Fellow of the British Academy, and member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network: A Global Initiative for the United Nations. Richard’s published works include Tackling inequality (1999), Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (2005) and Can We Be Happier? Evidence and Ethics (2020), among numerous book chapters and articles, in addition to collaborating roles as Senior Research Officer for the Robbins Report, signatory for The Depression Report (2006), and co-editor of the UN World Happiness Report.

‘Think Aloud’ presentations:

Think-Aloud presentations will give researchers the opportunity to participate in workshop-style panel sessions. Individuals or groups are invited to open a discussion, which could be around a research challenge, or suggestions for collaboration and so forth. We hope that this will provide a collegial and supportive environment in which to gather feedback and responses to ideas in their very early stages. Researchers do not need to provide a full abstract for a Think-Aloud presentation, but a snappy attention-grabbing title and a broad indication of research area. We are  particularly excited about the potential of these sessions to seed new ideas or collaboration opportunities.

We have already received abstracts in a range of subjects, including: 

  • The HE sector, particularly the wellness of students and staff
  • Public engagement
  • Research responses to C-19
  • International finance and equality
  • How performance is incorporated with research
  • More specific papers covering: computational mathematics, human judgement and thinking, engaging with digital media, medicine, astrophysical chemistry, cyber-security 

For any queries please contact: ResearchIsOpen@uel.ac.uk

Friday, 31 July 2020
9:00-17:00