Practical research considerations for PGRs and ECRs: Adaptability, resilience, and career transitions

Researching Youth – Methods Seminar Series

The fifth session in our Researching Youth Seminar series hosted by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) special interest group for Youth Studies & Informal Education, in collaboration with the British Sociological Association (BSA)’s Youth Study Group and the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Young People’s Politics Specialist Group.

This session is particularly geared towards PGRs and ECRs and will see two one-hour sessions exploring the concepts of resilience and adaptability in research with young people. We will have two short presentations. This is followed by breakout room discussions of attendees’ own research in relation to the concepts of resilience and adaptability.

Janina Suppers
PhD Researcher, University of York

Parinita Shetty
PhD researcher, University of Leeds

The second half will be a roundtable with four speakers at different career stages, who will share their experiences on career transitions. This will be followed by a discussion and another round of breakout rooms to discuss career transitions in relation to the attendees’ own career planning.

Tracy Shildrick
Professor of Inequalities, Newcastle University

Nora Siklodi
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth

Christine Huebner
Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

Sophie Atherton
PhD Researcher, University of Manchester

Overall, the main aim of this session is to provide an informal space for PGRs and ECRs to reflect on their practice.

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Free of charge for BERA, PSA and BSA members. PSA members need to input the promotional code ‘PSA2022’ at checkout.