In this post third year Human Geography PhD student Sophie Tindale reflects on the RSG-IBG Postgrad Forum in Newcastle she attended, presenting her work on water resource management. The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum mid-term conference took place over two days last week (17th-18th March) at Newcastle University. The conference is an annual event organised by a… Read More


Here second year Human Geography PhD student Andrew Telford talks about his experience of speaking at his first large conference, the Royal Geographic Society conference in Exeter at the beginning of September.   The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is a signature event in the diaries of many geographers. Considering this, I was especially anxious about… Read More


By Ingrid Medby Coming from a Geography Department, I felt like I had some experience of interdisciplinary cooperation (or at least co-existence) across the social/natural science divide. However, participating in the “Young Scientist Forum” (YSF) in the Norwegian High North showed me just how fruitful such cooperation can be. The YSF is an annual, travelling… Read More


By Sam Slatcher   Within this article, Sam Slatcher (First year Human Geography PhD student) reflects on the LIVEDIFFERENCE conference – Sam’s first academic conference! Just over a month ago I attended a conference titled ‘The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis’ in Sheffield. It couldn’t have come at a… Read More


By Ingrid Medby This post by Ingrid Medby (Human Geography PhD student) is about Ingrid’s experiences attending the recent ASEN 2014 conference held in London. Ingrid was the recipient of an Ustinov College travel grant. Every year, the Association for the Studies of Nationalism and Ethnicity (ASEN) holds a conference related to the Association’s research topics… Read More