SRHE Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education


The SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference is an important and prestigious annual event which brings together newer and early career researchers from around the world to share and present their research in a unique environment of peers and senior scholars in the field.

The conference has a strong developmental focus and in addition to the presentation and discussion of individual research work the programme includes opportunities for small group discussions, engagement with senior scholars on their research work and academic careers, echoing the theme of the SRHE International Annual Research Conference which follows on 7-9 December at the same venue, we invite you to contribute to the critical discussion around Freedom and Control in global higher education from the viewpoint of the Newer Researcher.

You can participate in this year’s Conference by submitting an abstract for a paper or giving a poster presentation. Submissions are invited on any aspect of higher education and from any disciplinary background and there is no requirement for abstract submissions to address the Conference theme.

Or you can take advantage of the opportunity to experience this conference as a delegate, participate in all the discussions and the seminars and other opportunities on offer. Many new researchers have found it extremely helpful in their careers to attend this conference initially as a delegate and then to submit and present a paper in the following year.

The SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference provides a unique space for newer researchers in higher education to share and discuss their ongoing work with peers in the international higher education research community in a stimulating but supportive environment.

This Conference brings together students and newer researchers in the early stages of a research career as well as those who may have more experience either in education, or in other fields, but are new to the issues of higher education research.

As part of our commitment to promoting the development of higher education research and researchers, we welcome papers or posters reporting on ongoing research as well as pilot or completed studies and work of a conceptual, theoretical or empirical nature. All submissions are peer-reviewed, resulting in a broad range of high quality presentations.

Delegates fees for the Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference are subsidised by the Society to encourage and enable wide participation. Delegate fees in 2016 are £99 for SRHE members (Student membership is £35 per annum and provides free participation in all network and Professional development events) or £115 for non-members. Discounted accommodation rates at the Celtic Manor Resort will be available to NR Conference delegates.

Abstract Submission and Registration:

Submission deadline: Friday 24 June 2016

 Download full Call for Papers – Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference 2016


All abstract proposals must be submitted electronically.
Authors will find here all the instructions needed on what is required in making a submission.

We look forward to welcoming you to Celtic Manor for what we know will be another stimulating and inspiring Conference.

SRHE Newer Researchers Conference Team

SRHE Newer Researchers Network
Dr Mark Kerrigan
Mr Richard Jones
Dr Saranne Weller

For SRHE Helen Perkins Director SRHE
Francois Smit SRHE Conference and Events Organiser