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This one-day symposium (22 June 2017) focuses on research priorities in Information Science as related to everyday life information seeking and information behaviours in online environments. The programme will include an opening keynote presentation by Professor Simeon Yates (Liverpool), PI of Ways of being in a digital age, and a series of facilitator-led small group discussions.

The event is free of charge and will be held at our Craiglockhart campus. All are welcome to attend, including international colleagues. We are particularly interested in welcoming Early Career Researchers (within 10 years of PhD award) and 3rd-year PhD students to the event.

Delegates will complete a pre-symposium exercise using the Well Sorted tool devised by Professor Mike Chantler. This will establish core interests prior to the day itself, help determine the agenda, and allow for the grouping of delegates into appropriate teams for advanced discussions of particular research priorities and methods.

Benefits of attending

The symposium provides an opportunity for participants to consider how to prioritise themes, and develop ideas for, their future research projects. Knowledge and inspiration gained from the day’s outcomes can be used in a range of future activities including grant proposals, future publications or conference papers, and calls for participation in conferences and seminars. Participants will also establish relationships with other researchers which can subsequently lead to future research collaborations.

PhD bursaries

We are pleased to be able to offer four (4) travel bursaries for PhD students. Bursaries will cover travel costs of up to £50 and award winners will be asked to write their experiences on social media. To apply for one of these bursaries, you will need to provide a short explanation of how you would plan to disseminate information about the event. An application form will be emailed to eligible participants after they complete the registration process. Applications must be completed by 1 June 2017.

Programme timings

9.45 – 10.15: Registration and coffee/tea

10.15 – 10.30: Welcome

10.30 – 11.30: Keynote by Professor Simeon Yates

11.30 – 13.00: Facilitator-led small group discussions

13.00 – 14.00: Working lunch (to include networking and plenary)

14.00 – 15.30: Facilitator-led small group discussions

15.30 – 16:00: Break

16.20 – 16.45: Final plenary and closing remarks

Further information

For more information about this event, please visit https://pointerprojects.org/projects/connecting-people-connecting-ideas.

For more information about Edinburgh Napier University's Pointer Projects, please visit https://pointerprojects.org.

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