School of Education hosts annual colloquium

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

School of Education hosts annual colloquium

On Saturday 26 June, the 6th Annual EdD Colloquium was held, this year titled 'Doctoral Journeys'.

This student-organised event has grown each year and now provides a valuable forum for students of education on both professional doctorates and PhD programmes to share and network.

Harcourt Hill welcomed visitors from Birmingham, Bradford, Canterbury, London and Lincoln as well as more local contributors. The variety of sessions provided opportunities for attendees to select sessions that matched their research interests, methodologies or simply that provided encouragement on their own doctoral journey.

The event was also attended by staff and students from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, who not only conducted the opening session but also brought proceedings to a close with some traditional singing to celebrate Hawaiian culture.

Last year the Oxford Brookes University Education doctorate (EdD) team and students were hit by the death of Maggie Sugre, an energetic and enthusiastic student in her 4th year on the programme. She was remembered by those who knew her and with the inaugural Sugre Memorial Lecture, delivered by Dr David Mills, Director of Oxford University's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. David shared his insights about professional doctorates from an anthropological perspective and stimulated a number of interesting and thought-provoking questions.

A great deal of effort had been put in by this year's organisers, Charlotte Maddison and Rachael Faulkner, both in the second year of the programme, making the event a great success.

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