CfP for Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019

The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference will take place from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019 at the RGS in London.

Conference Theme: ‘Geographies of Trouble / geographies of hope ’. For more information please visit Annual International Conference.

The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce the following call for papers of the research group’s sponsored sessions: Continue reading

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RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019 – GCYFRG Call for session proposals

Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) – CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

The RGS-IBG announced its call for sessions for the 2019 Annual International Conference. GCYFRG is pleased to follow this with a call for sessions for sponsorship by the research group which will be badged as official GCYFRG sessions in the full programme. Please find below all of the relevant details. Please note proposals for sessions should be emailed to me (tracy.hayes.ac.uk) by 19 December.

GCYFRG members and those of the geographical and related communities are invited to propose sessions. We welcome joint sessions with other research groups. Proposals should relate to our general interest in the geographies of children, young people and families (https://gcyfrg.wordpress.com/about/), ideally linking this to the 2019 conference theme (although this is not absolutely necessary). Continue reading

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GCYFRG Grant Writing Workshop January 2019

GCYFRG are delighted to announce a grant writing workshop to be held on Thursday 10th January 2019 at Lancaster University. The day-long workshop will bring together researchers with a variety of experience applying for grants big and small, local and national in the fields of children, youth and families. Participants will get involved in knowledge and idea sharing, and hopefully take away ideas about new sources of funding and gain top tips for writing successful grant applications. The day will also include a ‘research speed dating’ session where you can share your ideas for future projects, and perhaps find someone who’d like to collaborate. The event is open to all, with a particular focus on the needs of early career geographers. No prior experience of grant applications or capture is required.

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GCYFRG Writing Retreat in July 2019

As a research group, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first writing retreat in July 2019. 

The GCYFRG has organised a writing retreat for the summer of 2019.  This retreat is open to all members of the research group at all career stages and aims to provide a friendly environment for academic writing on the geographies of children, youth and families.

The retreat will be limited to 16 attendees and places are on a first come, first served basis. We hope to cover the costs of four PhD students (further details below). Whether you are working on chapter drafts of your PhD, your first or thirty-first paper, or a grant, big or small, we welcome participants from all career stages for a week of dedicated writing and thinking space in a supportive community.

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Annual General Meeting and Invitation for the Election of Committee Roles

The AGM of the Geographies of Children, Youth & Families Research Group (GCYFRG) of the RGS-IBG will be at the Annual Conference in Cardiff on Thursday 30th August at 13.10-14.25.  All are welcome!  Please do get in touch if you would like to attend our AGM but are not a registered conference delegate, as some guest passes can be issued for those wishing to attend.

Ahead of our AGM, we now have an open invitation for the election of two named committee roles – Chair and Education Officer – as the current post holders complete their terms.  These positions are both three-year appointments in the first instance, with the possibility of standing for a further three years at the end of that term.  Short role descriptions are below to advise potential candidates, but both current post holders (Sarah Mills – Chair S.Mills@lboro.ac.uk ; John McKendrick – Education Officer J.McKendrick@gcu.ac.uk) are happy to receive questions or informally discuss the roles. Please note, for the position of Chair, nominees must be Fellows of the RGS-IBG and further details are available on the website re: membership.

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