1st CREST Research Symposium July 2010

International House, 5th and 6th July 2010

MONDAY 5th July 2010 – CREST POSTGRADUATES DAY

10.15 – 11.00 Arrival & coffee – Group 1 Students setting up time

11.00 – 11.10 Introduction and Opening remarks

Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Glyndwr University – Director of CREST

11. 10 – 11.25 Keynote address – CREST Opening

Dr Debbie McVitty, National Union of Students – The Postgraduate Student perspective

11.30 – 12.45 Session 1 Presentations / Questions – 75 mins

Group 1 students showing work –

Sheila Furey, Buckinghamshire New University

Khaled Gajam, Glyndwr University

Katie Lister, Leeds Trinity University College

Peter Collins, Newman University College

Julie Blanchard, University for the Creative Arts

Andrew Jackson, University for the Creative Arts

Jo Rolfe, Norwich University College of the Arts

Gordon McKelvie, University of Winchester

Snehal Pakhare, York St John University

Helen Gilroy, York St john University

1.30 – 2.15 Discussion seminars for PG Students

A) Supervision – stimulus from Professor June Boyce-Tillman; Chair Prof Graeme Wilkinson; Notes Nick Johnstone

B) Research communication – stimulus from Handouts; Chair Prof Kerstin Mey; Notes Alice Hynes

C) Student experience – stimulus from NUS Dr Debbie McVitty; Chair Dr Pauline Couper; Notes Dr Alisa Miller

D) Career planning – stimulus from VITAE, Dr Fiona Denney; Chair Prof Yaha Al-Nakeeb; Notes Dee Easter

A) Nash Room, B) Main Hall, C) Portland Room 1, D) Portland Room 2

2.15 – 3.30 Session 2 Presentations / Questions – 75 mins

Group 2 students showing work –

Ernest Riall, Buckinghamshire New University

Monir Bhuiyan, Glyndwr University

Jonathan Atherton, Newman University College

Anthony Avery, Newman University College

Catherine Dormer, Norwich University College of the Arts

Richard Couzins, University for the Creative Arts

Maria Manuela Lopes, University for the Creative Arts

Camille Shepherd, University of Winchester

Amy Christmas, York St John University

3.30 – 4.00 Tea and Networking

4.00 – 4.30 Open forum – Ask an expert – Chair Alice Hynes, CEO GuildHE

4.30 – 5.15 Keynote address – CREST Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation from David Sweeney – Director of Research, Innovation and Skills HEFCE

Thanks from Dr Pauline Couper, Vice-Chair, GuildHE Research Network

5.15 – 5.30 Conclusions from the day – Prof Graeme Wilkinson – Glyndwr University, Director of CREST

5.30 – 7.00 CREST Launch Reception

7.30pm – 10.30pm Symposium Dinner for Research Staff and students from CREST and GuildHE institutions, and external guests – Royal Institute of British Architects

 

TUESDAY 6TH July – CREST RESEARCH STAFF DAY

9.00 – 9.30 Arrival & coffee

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and Opening of 2nd Day

Introduction and Opening remarks from Prof Chris Gaskell, Chair of CREST / Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Director of CREST

9.45 – 10.45 Session 1 “TED” style presentation from Researchers, Readers, Professors

Chaired by Prof Chris Gaskell, Royal Agricultural College

1. Dr Susan Docherty, Newman University College

2. Tom Simmons, Norwich University College of the Arts

3. Prof David Harris, University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

4. Dr Paul Wilson, University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Research contrasts and perspectives

Prof Elaine Thomas, Vice Chancellor, University for the Creative Arts

Prof Chris Gaskell, Principal, Royal Agricultural College

Interviewed by Alice Hynes, CEO GuildHE followed by

Discussion and Questions

12.00 – 1.15 Session 2 “TED” style presentation from Researchers, Readers Professors Chaired by Prof Elaine Thomas, University of the Creative Arts

1. Dr Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University College

2. Prof June Boyce Tillman, University of Winchester

3. Simon Poole, Buckinghamshire New University

4. Dr Malcolm Ferris, Plymouth College of Art

1.15 – 1.55 Buffet lunch – networking

2.00 – 3.00 Discussion seminars led by “activist”

A) Supervision and assessment – stimulus from Prof June Boyce-Tillman

Chair Prof Graeme Wilkinson; Notes Nick Johnstone

B) Repositories and IT in research practice – stimulus from Leigh Garrett and Mick Kahn; Chair Prof Kerstin Mey; Notes Dr Alisa Miller

C) Research careers and Teachers into Researchers – stimulus from Thomas Papworth; Chair Prof Chris Gaskell; Notes Helen Bowles

D) Making a Research Culture – stimulus from Prof Tony King; Chair Prof Elaine Thomas; Notes Dee Easter

A) Nash Room, B) Main Hall, C) Portland Room 1, D) Portland Room 1

3.00 – 3.15 Tea

3.15 – 4.15 Session 3 “TED” style presentations Researchers, Readers, Professors

Chaired by Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Glyndwr University

1. Prof George Barber, University of the Creative Arts

2. Dr Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Norwich University College of the Arts

3. Dr Paul Springer, Buckinghamshire New University

4. Prof Tony King, University of Winchester

4.15 – 4.45 Next steps for CREST

Symposium participants’ discussion led by

Prof Chris Gaskell – Principal, Royal Agricultural College and Chair of CREST

4.45 Symposium conclusion

Thanks from Prof Graeme Wilkinson