I have pleasure in inviting you to attend the 2009 Annual Conference to be held from September 2nd – 5th 2009, at the University of Manchester and submit a paper for our Conference.
The venue is situated in the centre of Manchester and is located about 10 miles from Manchester Airport which is served by both national and international flights. If travelling by train, the University is only a short walk from both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
The Conference will be held at the new 'University Place' which opened in May 2008. The new development, with its ultramodern eight-story building, distinctive rotunda and 1,000 seat lecture theatre is at the heart of the University of Manchester on Oxford Road. 'University Place' offers spacious exhibition areas, seminar rooms and a 400-seat capacity restaurant as well as state of the art technology. Its publicity boasts 'exceptional facilities and a first class service'.
Looking forward to seeing you in Manchester.
9 January 2009 is the deadline for submissions for the Keynote Symposia Competition
23 January 2009 is the deadline for submission for the Main and Student Conference
Danny Durant – Freelance Ed Consultant
Carole Leathwood – London Metropolitan University
Olwen McNamara – University of Manchester
Samantha Twiselton – University of Cumbria
Vivienne Baumfield – University of Glasgow
Jeremy Hoad – BERA Chief Executive
BERA is committed to promoting high quality research and to its use in understanding and improving education. BERA, as the learned society in the field of educational research in the UK:
- seeks to promote quality in educational research;
- seeks to ensure that educational research is undertaken in concordance with the Association’s Ethical Guidelines;
- promotes independent debate about the quality, purpose and methodologies of educational research;
- provides a forum for dissemination and debate of the findings of educational research;
- supports the mediation of research findings for policy makers and practitioners;
- represents educational researchers to government, funding bodies and the public;
- provides training and development for educational researchers at all levels;
- aims to work with employers and others to improve the conditions of work and rights of educational researchers; and relates to other associations nationally and internationally which have interests and concerns in educational research.
The Key Aims of the Research Student Conference are to:
- provide research students with the opportunity to present papers to an audience of fellow research students;
- offer sessions on research processes led by experienced researchers e.g. on interviewing, data analysis, writing skills, presentation techniques;
- help research students develop a network of contacts.