10th Research Students’ Education Conference (RSEC), 7 June 2016, University of Leeds

Report by Zuraidah Ismail and Arwa Gandeel

Zuraidah Ismail and Arwa GandeelThe10th Research Students’ Education Conference (RSEC) 2016 was held at the School of Education at the University of Leeds had the on 7th June 2016. This year‘s conference theme was on “Reflection”.

The conference has been a platform to bring all Education PGR community together. It has been a dynamic environment where research students can share different aspects of their research journey in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This year, students were given the opportunity to share reflections on different aspects on their research journeys. We had around 18 talks which were well received by the audience. More than 40 academics and PGR students attended this year. All the presenters’ received valuable feedback from experienced academic staff and the attendees.‘Reflecting on Statistical Literacy, Quantitative Methods and the Contested Role of Quantitative Research in Education’ by Jamal Lahmar, University of Sheffield

Professor Simon Borg was the keynote speaker. His talk was on reflection. He talked about different level of reflections in research and how reflection can be promoted in research communities. We also had two panel discussions sessions: one was on ‘Making the most of feedback including upgrades’ stefan vollmerand the other was one ‘Reflecting on the viva’. The first panel discussion was led by Dr Martin Lamb, Dr Paula Clark and Dr Emma Rempe-Gillen. The second one was led by Dr Martin Wedell, Dr NorSuhaily Abu Bakar and Dr Andrew Gunn.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the academics who have agreed to chair the sessions and conduct the discussion sessions. We would also like to thank to all postgraduate students who have volunteered to present their research in the 10th RSEC 2016.