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The Student Hub Live 2015

3 February 2015 - 5 February 2015 (12 noon - 3.30pm)

Online (via http://studenthublive.kmi.open.ac.uk/)

Here at The Open University (OU) we are running The Student Hub Live event to welcome our February starters to the OU.

The Student Hub Live will be a three day live event running from the 3rd-5th February from 12 noon - 3.30, taking place entirely online. The event is for new, current and prospective OU students to network with each other and engage in topical debate.

The programme includes Q&A sessions, Deans Quiz and sessions on the Rosetta space mission and study skills. You can see the full programme on the website: http://studenthublive.kmi.open.ac.uk/

 

Postgraduate Research Methods Day Schools

6 February 2015 (10:00 - 17:00)

Room CMR1 or CMR11

Making sense of qualitative data analysis: Thematic Narrative and discursive approaches

Facilitators: Eleni Andreouli, Lisa Lazard and Stephanie Taylor

This free research methods Day School is dedicated to exploring the practicalities of using qualitative methods of data analysis. We will discuss thematic, narrative and discursive approaches to examining patterns in data.

The day will be divided into two parts. In the first part, you will be introduced to conceptual issues that frame some qualitative approaches to data analysis. This will provide you with a flavour of how to use concepts during analysis as well as the implications they have for drawing conclusions from your data. The second part of the day will concentrate on working through data using thematic, narrative and discursive pattern analytics.

Related links

Link Registration

Contact

Email Suzanne Wilkins

 

Creating Hackney as Home - Film screening in collaboration with PassengerFilms

5 March 2015 (18:30 - 23:00)

The Russet,

This informal evening will be a chance to watch our five short Creating Hackney as Home films, alongside a Q&A session with some of those involved in their production.

This will be followed by a rare screening of Winstan Whitter's provocative 'Legacy in the Dust' (2008), a film about the legendary Four Aces Club in Dalston prior to its demolition. Winstan will be coming along on the night to discuss his film and the motivations behind his long-term documentary work in Hackney.

The Russet will be offering their usual fare of modern tapas, complimented by interesting wines, local beers and cocktails.

Related links

Link Legacy in the Dust (2008)

Contact

Email Jan Smith

 

Exploring Youth and Belonging in the City - One-day Workshop

6 March 2015 (9:30 - 18:00)

The Open University in London,

This one-day workshop will present the findings of the 'Creating Hackney as Home' project, as well as responses from and discussions with academics and practitioners addressing wider questions in three key areas:

1. youth, belonging and urban change;

2. participatory and visual methods;

3. and intersections between the practices of research and youth work.

Prof Peter Kraftl (Leicester) will be providing a keynote talk, and our panellists will include: Matej Blazek (Loughborough), Alicia Blum-Ross (LSE), Melissa Butcher (OU), Jo Carter (Immediate Theatre), Luke Dickens (OU), Helen Lomax (Northampton), Paul Watt (Birkbeck).

 

Advanced Image Elicitation Training Methods module on participation

20 April 2015 - 1 May 2015

Online

Would you like to know more about how to use and theorise image-based methods in your research?

The Open University is offering free, ESRC-funded, on-line advanced training on image elicitation methods.

Aimed at PhD, early career researchers and those seeking to develop their methodological expertise, this on-line training offers a flexible way to enhance understanding of these important social science methods.

The training, delivered in three short modules, will provide opportunities for participants to share their research and explore case studies from contemporary social science research in small groups, facilitated by experienced visual researchers.

Module two: You will participate!: Will complicate the rhetoric of participation, critically addressing the claim that visual research methods inherently facilitate collaborative working by inviting participants to consider the wider political and cultural context of participation.

This module two will run Monday, 20th April 2015 to Friday, 1st May 2015.Please indicate your interest by completing the pre-registration proforma. The closing date for applications is Friday, 20th March 2015.

 

Advanced Image Elicitation Training Methods module on the future of image-elicitation methods

15 June 2015 - 26 June 2015

Online

Would you like to know more about how to use and theorise image-based methods in your research?

The Open University is offering free, ESRC-funded, on-line advanced training on image elicitation methods.

Aimed at PhD, early career researchers and those seeking to develop their methodological expertise, this on-line training offers a flexible way to enhance understanding of these important social science methods.

The training, delivered in three short modules, will provide opportunities for participants to share their research and explore case studies from contemporary social science research in small groups, facilitated by experienced visual researchers.

Module three: The future of image elicitation: Will explore how visual research methods may develop in the future, given the pervasiveness of digital technology by both researchers and their research project participants.

This module two will run Monday, 15th June 2015 to Friday, 26th, June 2015.Please indicate your interest by completing the pre-registration proforma. The closing date for applications is Friday, 15th May 2015.

 

Student Connections Online Conference - Postponed (new dates TBC)

1 September 2015

Online (via http://connections.kmi.open.ac.uk)

The Faculty of Social Sciences has taken the decision to postpone the Student Connections conference that had been provisionally planned for March 2015. New dates for the conference will be posted on the conference website later this year: http://connections.kmi.open.ac.uk

The Student Connections Conference 2015 is for students with interest in social sciences; it is open to all and is entirely free, and all you need to take part is log on via any web browser.

Related links

Link Conference website

Contact

Email Conference team