Fifth MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference 2008
- University of Sussex, Brighton
- 1 July 2008 00:00 - 2 July 2008 00:00
This is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to like-minded individuals in a supportive and productive environment. The conference will also include workshops from expert academics on contemporary topics such as publishing, teaching, the RAE, and other issues pertinent to postgraduate students working in the highly political and controversial arena that is the University today.
Other information about the network and the conference can be found at www.meccsa.org.uk/pgn and www.sussex.ac.uk.
The Postgraduate Network’s goals are to:
Situate postgraduate researchers in the national landscape of media, communication and cultural studies
Provide a national forum where postgraduates can participate in workshops/seminars related to teaching, learning and research
Bring together members of the postgraduate community in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies
Provide a supportive environment where postgraduates can establish valuable contacts for the future
The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network is supported by ADM-HEA.
The University of Sussex, Brighton
The University of Sussex is a leading research institution engaged in high-quality scholarship across a broad range of subjects. In the 2005 Times Higher Education Supplement’s ‘World University Rankings’, Sussex was ranked 13th in the UK, 36th in Europe, and 100th in the world.
The Media and Film Studies department at the University of Sussex has firmly established its reputation in both teaching and research over the last fourteen years. The distinctive focus of the department’s work is on the decisive cultural role of media systems within modern societies. They have particular research strengths in the areas of narrative and popular culture, as well as gender and sexuality, gaining international
recognition for their work in these fields.