The third Westminster Business School Research Conference will take place on 9 and 10 January 2014. We'll circulate further details about the event in due course.

Background

This conference started as a way for new and developing researchers to get feedback from the School’s research leaders on their projects in a friendly and supportive environment. This is still the case but the conference’s scope has now been broadened to include all the School’s researchers.

Presentations

As a result, we'd like to invite you to present a paper or a research project that you're currently working on. We hope that every active researcher will make a presentation. For new or inexperienced researchers or those that do not want for some reason to make a full presentation there's the option to present a poster instead.

It's a whole school event (including WIUT in Tashkent). All members of staff will be invited to come to the conference, whether or not they make a presentation themselves. The precise schedule is yet to be decided, depending on numbers and topics, so for the moment please keep both days free.

Objectives

The motivation for the conference is:

  • to improve the quality - and quantity - of research within the school, with the aim of improving publications, research income generation, and impact
  • to showcase the excellent research that's going on within the School
  • to provide a supportive and constructive environment for researchers to get feedback on their projects. This is likely to be especially beneficial for those researchers who are not aligned to a specific Research Centre or Group
  • to encourage conversations about research and its application to WBS’ teaching, and encourage fruitful cross-departmental collaborations
  • to improve the culture and climate for research within the school

Format

The format will be like most academic conferences. Presentations will be streamed into groups of similar research topics and/or methodologies. Each session will have at least one senior researcher present, who'll chair the session and act as a discussant to provide feedback.

The presentations will be scheduled for 15-20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Posters will be displayed in the conference room for the duration of the conference, but there will be a designated ‘session’ of an hour or so during which posters may be viewed and discussed.

Please email Haydn Worley at [email protected] to confirm your attendance and for details on the presentation process.