Alumni and Graduate events

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Join academics from the Discipline of Humanities to hear them present cutting-edge and innovative research they have conducted on a wide range of themes. 

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The MA three-minute dissertation competition provides an opportunity for our postgraduate students on the MA English, MA Global Affairs and Politics and MA History programmes to deliver research presentations in just three minutes and with one slide. 

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The Postgraduate Researcher Showcase has speakers from across the humanities presenting an overview or one aspect in detail of their in-progress PhD projects.

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As a part of their degree, second-year Literature and History students take part in an annual public conference, where they present a series of papers based around the theme of Power, Authority and Subversion.

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This year’s annual Inclusion Conference is focused on Cultural Intelligence (CQ). We will explore how we use cultural intelligence to cross boundaries and engage with communities. We will discover how cultural intelligence enables us to interact in unfamiliar settings with confidence and assurance, recognising cultural differences and adapting. 

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This week long Research Methods Summer School offers workshop sessions covering topics from non-traditional data collection, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), reflexive Thematic Analysis, scale development and validation, moderation and mediation, and systematic review and meta-analysis. 

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Learners will be introduced to scale development approaches and processes including item generation and review. Learners will then cover the purpose and methods of factor analysis. Finally, methods of validity and reliability checking will be reviewed.

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Learners will be introduced to PROCESS mediation and the single mediator model. In addition to parallel mediators and direct, indirect, and total effects. Learners will also be guided in the interpretations and fundamentals of moderation. Finally, learners will review the testing, interpreting, and visualising of interactions.

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Participants will be introduced to the key stages of systematic reviews, and how to develop a review protocol and a search strategy. The session will also introduce how to conduct data extraction, risk of bias assessment and effect sizes in systematic reviews.

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Tree Cultures at Kew will bring together researchers and professionals from the arboreal humanities to explore how we understand and regard the value of trees in the cultural imagination. 

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