Bookings are still open for the NPC Annual Conference at Keele University between the 9th and 11th August.
All bookings must be received by Friday 3rd August. Booking forms will be accepted after that date subject to email confirmation of the conference delegate and conference requirements and dates being sent by Friday 3rd August.
Please send email confirmations of bookings to email@example.com
A programme is included (subject to change).
Thursday 9th August
13:00 Conference open
Welcome from David Thurkettle, Conference Secretary, and
Prof. Janet Finch, Vice-Chancellor, Keele University.
13:30 Key Note Speech: The Width, Breadth and Depth of the Postgraduate Experience (Prof. JAMES KNOWLES)
13:50 The NPC - How we fit in.
14:20 Questions and Discussions
15:00 Width - Women pursuing postgraduate research (TBC)
15:40 Breadth - Employability and Skills (UKGRAD)
16:40 Depth - Postgraduates and the Law (JASWINDER GILL)
17:20 Questions, Discussions and Consolidation.
Friday 10th August
8 - 9 Breakfast
9:15 Introduction to Day´s activities
9:30 Width - Disability Issues and Postgraduates (ARMINEH)
10:00 Questions and Discussions.
10:15 Workshop A: Depth
Postgradu-what? (DAVID AND SIMON)
Aimed primarily at new Student Union Sabbatical Officers who have little or no experience of Postgraduate eduacation.
Workshop B: Breadth
Research Regulations (DAN SNOWDON)
11:30 Plenary Discussion - Nominees to report back from Workshops.
11:45 Workshop A: Breadth
Internationalisation and the Mobility of Degrees: (UKCOSA)
Workshop B: Width
Barriers to continuing to PG from UG. (SHELL MORGAN)
12:30 Plenary Discussion - Nominees to report back from Workshops.
14:00 Depth - The Supervisory Relationship: Part ONE. (JOHN WAKEFORD)
15:00 Workshop A: Breadth
QAA (person tbc)
Workshop B: Breadth
Academic Freedom and the Boycott of Israeli Universities (TBC)
16:00 Depth - The Supervisory Relationship: Part TWO (JOHN WAKEFORD)
17:00 Workshop A: Depth
Postgraduates as Students (Wes Streeting - NUS)
Workshop B: Depth
The changing face of Representation: NPC Reform. (NPC)
Some initial and more in-depth discussion of the proposed constitutional changes.
17:40 Plenary Discussion - Nominees to report back from Workshops.
20:30 Social at KPA
Saturday 11th August
9:15 Annual General Meeting
11:30 Resume AGM, including Elections.
14:00 Project Officer Report. (RHYS KEARNEY)
"The Graduate Students´ Union and Best Practice"
Rhys will start by reporting back on his project. This will lead on to a presentation from York GSA and Keel KPA and an open question and discussion session wth current and former SU and PGA chairs.
15:30 Refreshments and Conference Close
17:00 Networking, etc. (Games!) at the KPA, with BBQ (Numbers to be booked Thursday by Friday mid morning).