The end-of-project conference was held at the SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Education) in London on Friday 13 January 2017, with the aim of sharing our methods and findings with the wider research community, and hearing the views of those who attended on some of the issues we have investigated.
People came from far and wide to join the conversation, and we were delighted with both the level of interest in the project and the stimulating nature of the discussion. Many people came to speak to us individually during the day to ask us about specific aspects of the project, to challenge us, to tell us about their own research in similar areas, and to share their experiences with writing, many of which resonated with what we found through the project.
We promised that we would make the slides and audio podcasts of the presentations available, so they can be found here.
Session 1: What’s going on for academics, writing? An introduction to the project and context, by Karin Tusting
Session 2: Managerialism and its effects on academics’ writing by Sharon McCulloch
Session 3: Space, time and boundaries by Mary Hamilton and Karin Tusting
Session 4: Affect: how people experience and respond to change by David Barton
Session 5: Challenging methods for literacy research: reflections from our methods by Ibrar Bhatt
We would like to thank everyone who came to the event for their thought-provoking questions and comments. We would also like to thank Theresa Lillis, who acted as our discussant, the SRHE staff who helped to make the day run smoothly, and our project administrative manager here at Lancaster, Dee Daglish, whose hard work made the conference possible.
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