By Claire Aitchison, Susan Carter and Cally Guerin
As regular followers know, our blog and the Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference are closely connected (see our About page for the story). Not only did the blog originate from the conference; in addition, for us QPR is a key moment for collegial renewal and scholarly reinvigoration—and for discussing doctoral writing, as we report here.
QPR is for researchers, supervisors, doctoral educators, students, policymakers and leaders in research education from around the globe. The 2016 conference theme was ‘Society, Economy & Communities: 21st century innovations in doctoral education’.
Two and a half days of papers, posters, Pecha Kucha presentations and symposia canvassed an extraordinary field of issues pertinent to these themes, including, for example, researcher development, employability and research skills, supervision and student experience, research degree policies, management, outcomes and assessment, doctoral writing, internationalisation, research dissemination and so on. And, of course, there was plenty of socialising and wining and dining. Continue reading