On Monday (21.03.16) I attended the ESSL Graduate Conference at the University of Leeds. The conference took place at the beautiful Liberty Building, which I have never been to. The Dean of the faculty of Education, Jeremy Higham, gave a short introduction, which I really enjoyed. He argued that as ESSL researchers, we need to describe inequality and social injustice through our research. I can easily identify with this notion. Higham further stressed the importance of impact, again, something I feel strongly about.
Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the first five presentation. I was really impressed by by the work of some fellow first year PhD students. They were able to present strong data from their preliminary research. This was also a good event for networking.