London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Research Student Seminars


IPSE is running a seminar series specifically for PhD/EdD research students in Education at London Metropolitan University.

The seminars are intended to be an informal, non-threatening platform where research students can listen to two presentations about various aspects of doing doctoral research. Each presentation is intended to last approximately 20 minutes.

Ample time is factored in for Q&A/discussion following the presentations which allows space for students to reflect upon and make connections with their own research experiences and debate these in a supportive environment.

Participating and attending such events should be viewed as a vital and important part of any doctoral journey. Such events are hugely beneficial and help to alleviate the sense of isolation that can often accompany studying at this level.


7th October 2013

18th November 2013

13th January 2014

24th February 2014

28th April 2014

19th May 2014


Location:  Room GCG-09, North Campus

Day / time  Mondays: 5-6.30pm (to include time for chat over wine/refreshments/nibbles)

The presentations are intended to allow students the space to reflect upon different aspects and stages of doing doctoral research and to develop their ideas through sharing them.

Examples of previous seminar papers and ideas for future ones include:

  • Choosing research methods,
  • Devising a sampling strategy, 
  • Practicalities of going into the field,
  • Theoretical frameworks and tensions,
  • Doing life history interviewing and ethical dilemmas,
  • Undertaking qualitative analysis,
  • Reviewing literature and writing it up,
  • Putting pen to paper!: Writing the thesis

We would welcome other suggestions; these are meant as a guide and could be revisited.
We are looking for volunteers to present works in progress.
For more details or to offer a presentation please contact Dr. Jayne Osgood



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