The April 2022 edition of the ESRC Wales DTP newsletter
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April 2022
Your student reps: TBC (Aberystwyth University), TBC (Bangor University), Megan James (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Rachel Phillips and Tracey Rosell (Cardiff University), Rosie Watts (Swansea University) and Aimee Morse (University of Gloucestershire)

Call for Papers: Migration, Race, Ethnicity and Diversity in Post-Brexit Pandemic Britain

The call for papers is now open for the Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Diversity (MEAD) Research Group annual conference, which takes place on 13 July at Cardiff University.  The conference aims to bring together a diverse range of voices and perspectives to examine the challenges and opportunities posed by migration, race, ethnicity and diversity in the context of post-Brexit pandemic Britain.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 April.  Further information about the event and submissions is available on the MEAD website.

Migration, Mobilities and Emerging Political Spaces

The Swansea-Sorbonne Migration Network's first open conference, on Migration, Mobilities and Emerging Political Spaces, takes place on 24-25 May at Swansea University.  The event will bring together contemporary research from notable academics from the UK, France, Denmark and Italy, postgraduate students, early career researchers and emerging academics working on a wide range of topics surrounding issues of migration, mobility and the politics of space, as well as local civil society movements and activists concerned with the politics of migration.

Further information and registration is available via Eventbrite.

Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference in Business Management and Economics 2022

The second Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference (WPGRC) in Business Management and Economics takes place in Cardiff on 16 June 2022, and will feature keynote speakers, poster presentations, parallel and special sessions, a gala dinner and awards ceremony, and developmental feedback and networking opportunities.  Contributions are welcome from PhD students at all stages from Cardiff Business School, Swansea School of Management and Bangor Business School.  Those interested in contributing should contact the Cardiff Business School research office for further information.

WISERD Conference 2022

The theme of this year's annual WISERD Conference, which takes place in Swansea University on 6-7th July, is 'Civil Society and Participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing landscape'.  The Conference is open to colleagues from across the academic, public, policy, private and third sectors in Wales. 

As part of the Conference, the Wales DTP and the Learned Society of Wales are sponsoring a student poster competition, giving participants the opportunity to present and discuss the content of their poster, with cash and book token prizes for the posters ranked first, second and third.

Early bird registration is open until 16th May.   Further information about the conference and the poster competition is available on the WISERD website.

Diverse Voices PhD Scholarships 2022/23

The Political Studies Association (PSA) has recently launched a new initiative to support Black and minority ethnic scholars currently undertaking PhD study in politics and international relations.  The PSA is looking to award three Diverse Voices Scholarships in 2022 to PhD students (in their second or final year) affiliated to a UK HE institution and who identify as Black British, Asian British, or minority ethnic UK permanent residents.  The deadline for applications is 17 June.  More information about the initiative and how to apply can be found on the PSA website.

Dates for the Diary

3rd A friendly introduction to quantitative methods
10th Qualitative diary methods
16th Deadline for earlybird registration for WISERD Conference 2022
24-25th Migration, Mobilities and Emerging Political Spaces
30th Building digital databases using historical material

9th Socio-economic inequality in health
14th Conducting ethnographic research
16th Re-animating data: secondary analysis, historical enquiry & participatory data collection
16th Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference (Business, Management & Economics)
17th Deadline for applications for PSA Diverse Voices Scholarships

Keep an eye on the DTP online diary for updates

The PhD Place

The PhD Place is a newly created online PGR community focused on friendship and the exchange of ideas.  A student initiative of the Midlands Graduate School DTP, the PhD Place aims to connect likeminded students from across the globe by spotlighting PhD experiences in the form of short articles on the site.  Articles can be from students at any stage of their PhD, from any institution, and can cover any topic.  Those interested in sharing their experiences should get in touch via the PhD Place website.
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