CFP: TGRG Sponsored Session at RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference

Location: School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, 19th-21st April 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 20th January 2017

The organising committee of the annual RGS-IBG PGF Mid-Term Conference warmly invite submissions for the 2017 conference, to be held over an evening and two days at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. We invite postgraduate researchers from all areas of transport and mobilities geography, at any stage of their research, to submit an abstract to present a paper at the conference for a session sponsored by the RGS Transport Geography Research Group (TGRG).

The mid-term conference is a fantastic opportunity for all postgraduate students to present their current work and research to their peers in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you’re a first time presenter, looking for friendly feedback on early results or a draft paper, or want an opportunity to practice and enhance your presenting skills, this event aims to foster a relaxed and informal space to discuss your research amongst your postgraduate peers.

The conference will take place in the Cathays Campus of Cardiff University in the heart of Cardiff close to the stunning Bute Park over the 20th and 21st April 2017. It will be preceded by an evening wine reception and keynote lecture on the 19th April.

The conference is designed to specifically cater to the professional development needs of the UK’s postgraduate community. There will be a range of workshops covering research methods; creative and critical thinking; publishing in academic journals; and generating both academic and non-academic impact; amongst others. Keynotes will be provided by established academics at Cardiff University such as Professor Mark-Jayne and beyond. Finally, a three-course conference dinner will take place on the evening of the 20th April at Barley and Rye in the lively city centre of Cardiff, and is included in the registration fee. Together these events will constitute a perfect opportunity for postgraduate researchers to develop both personal and professional working relationships with their peers from across the country.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to using the subject heading “2017 RGS Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference TGRG’. Please include your full name and university along with four keywords, and your intention to present a paper by no later than Friday 20th January 2017.

The conference fee is £55. Information on how to register will be announced in the coming weeks. TGRG are kindly offering two bursaries available for transport or mobilities students whom are fully or partly self-funding conference attendance to cover the registration fee cost. If you would like to apply please use the subject heading “2017 RGS Postgraduate Mid-Term Bursaries TGRG” and email a short statement (no more than 300 words) on the relevance of the postgraduate conference to your research and the reasons why you require a bursary to attend, including your current funding status. Please include your abstract and send it to .

For updates follow us on Twitter @RGSmidterm2017 and @PGF_RGSIBG and if you have any questions or queries about the conference please get in touch with us at and we will be happy to help. Finally, please refer to our website at for further details and upcoming updates concerning all aspects of the conference. Please find details about the Transport Geography Research Group on their website: .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Lucy Baker, Melissa Dickinson, Charlotte Ford, Kieran O’Mahony, and Jen Owen

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2017 Organising Committee at Cardiff University



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