AGM 2020

We hope that you and loved ones are keeping as well as you can at this time. As you know, our research group AGM would usually take place during the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. This is a chance for members (or interested onlookers) to both hear about and have a say in research group activities. In light of not having the Annual Conference as a physical space to check in with one another, this year more than ever we would like to encourage people to attend the AGM, even if you are not a research group member (to become a member, please see https://gcyfrg.wordpress.com/membership/). 
Not holding the AGM during the Annual Conference means we have a little more flexibility over times, so we have moved back the AGM slightly to allow for summer holidays. Our AGM will take place via Zoom from 14:00-15:30 British Summer Time (BST) on Tuesday 8th September 2020. If you would like to attend, please register attendance by replying to Catherine Walker  (C.L.Walker@bham.ac.uk) by Monday 24th August. Catherine will send a Zoom link and password, online voting details and AGM agenda to all those who have registered by this date. The Zoom link will not be published, so you must confirm your attendance to take part in the meeting.
 
Ahead of the AGM, we are inviting nominations for the committee role of Membership Secretary, and we will hold an online vote which will be open to all those who have confirmed attendance or sent apologies for the AGM. We will announce the result of the vote at the AGM, along with an update of committee members who have agreed to continue their roles for a second term. 
 
Membership Secretary (3 year term – those standing for election should be current Fellows of RGS-IBG)
  • To oversee the membership of the group
  • To liaise with the Chair, Secretary and RGS-IBG about issues related to membership
  • To encourage membership amongst the research community
  • To produce an annual review of membership activities
  • To contribute to other research group activities as relevant
If you are interested in this role, please email our Acting Chair H.Pimlott-wilson@lboro.ac.uk  and Secretary c.l.walker@bham.ac.uk to chat informally.  
 
Nominations for election must be made in writing (e-mail), to the current Secretary (c.l.walker@bham.ac.uk) with details of two nominators, whose nominations we will verify in advance, should you or they not be able to attend the AGM. Nominators need not be Fellows of RGS-IBG or be existing members of the GCYFRG Committee. Nominations must be made by Friday 14th August 2020. 
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Researcher in the Spotlight

Today Tamsin Fisher is our researcher in the spotlight. Take a look at her exciting profile.

 

Tamsin Fisher

PhD researcher
Human Geography and Well-being
Keele University

Email: t.e.fisher@keele.ac.uk

Twitter: @FisherResearch

Research area and interests
Young people; Mental health and well-being; Self-care practices; Creative geographies; Participatory research

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Data sources, and secondary data analysis guidance, for the geographies of children, youth and families

Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group
Crowd-sourced in May 2020

When thinking about data sources for researching the geographies of children, youth and families you can ask:
what kinds of materials – documents, numbers, or audio/-visual material – might offer traces of my topic or focus?

Though there are many kinds of materials you could use, in this blogpost we point out a few that we use as geographers of children, youth and families and point out some readings about methods that might be helpful.

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Researcher in the Spotlight

We are excited to present you our next researcher in the spotlight. Take a minute and see below the profile of Jessica Clendening.

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Interviews with Dissertation Prize winners 2019

The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group Dissertation Prize winners of 2019 told us about their dissertation experience and provide valuable advise to future students undertaking an undergraduate dissertation. See below the interviews with the first prize winner Paavan Sawjani and second prize winner Isabel Locke

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