Scottish Educational Research Association (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network


As well as being a member of SERA, I am also part of the Early Career Researchers Network.

The SERA Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Network supports ECRs in Scotland to develop their capacity and capabilities as researchers within a supportive network and to share their research and connect with colleagues in education and the broader academic community.

Our ECR network includes:
Postgraduate students (PhD and Masters)
Educational practitioners researching any area of Scottish education
Postdoctoral researchers within 5 years (excluding career breaks/maternity or paternity leave) of completing their PhDs
Researchers/practitioners new to the field of educational research

Network activities:
Estelle Brisard Award: The prize is awarded for the best research paper written by an early career researcher based in Scotland and is presented annually at the SERA conference.
Writing workshops
Conversations with scholars (short video series)
Collaboration with other ECR networks (e.g. EERA and BERA).
Reading club (followed by conversational events with authors/editors)
Rapid-thesis competition (masters and doctoral students) – prize awarded for most effective presentation of dissertation/thesis in 3 minutes
Seminars and workshops in collaboration with members, other SERA networks, and external educational partners (e.g. ECR networks in other associations).
Networking events at the annual SERA conference
Period1 Sept 2019 → …
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