The Educational Research PhD students blog has been set up by PhD students for PhD students. It aims to connect Lancaster University's Educational Research PhD students wherever they live.
December 2014 - During a lively lunchtime session organised by PhD students, Vicky Gorton and Georgia McCrone, 11 students and staff shared an image which represented their work (or an aspect of it) and spoke about this for 3 minutes. The format was an adaption of the Pecha Kucha presentation style and enabled participation from distance learners in addition to those on campus. Jaume Plensa's "Spiegel" (see image top right) was chosen by one PhD student to represent their work looking at different understandings of quantitative methods.
May 2014 - 50 Years on from Robbins: the emerging centrality of student engagement and partnership.
Small group meetings
Traditional route PhD students have the opportunity to participate in informal monthly workshops on a variety of topics. Kirsty Finn is the Research Students' tutor; please contact her to join these workshops or set up other events for PhD students.
A monthly peer-supported writing day for PhD students (run by an academic and open to students on and off campus) where students set their own writing goals for the day and then reflect on their progress. Ann-Marie Houghton is the convenor; please contact her for more information.
Online reading group (open to staff and all students) where specific journal articles relating to educational research are discussed. Please email the convenor for more information: Rebecca Marsden
PhD students regularly contribute to, and attend (in person and online using video conferencing), the department's Seminar Series about a wide range of education issues. Many seminars are available to view online via our seminar archive.
Doctoral programme cohort groups
Doctoral programme students are all part of cohorts based on their year of entry to the programmes. The students within these cohorts generally form strong, cohesive groups who support each other during and after their PhD studies.