MeCCSA PGN 2016: New Directions in Media Research

On the 7th and 8th July 2016 our postgraduate students hosted the 13th annual Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network conference as part of the department's 50th birthday celebrations.

The theme of the conference was 'New Directions in Media Research' which was chosen to reflect upon and share the new directions that PhD research explores be that methodologically, theoretically or empirically.

The conference featured keynote talks from the department’s own Professor Mark Banks and Dr Kaitlynn Mendes as well as Professor Simon Cottle from Cardiff University and Dr Mirca Madianou from Goldsmiths, University of London. The event included 32 presentations from masters, PhD and early career researchers in field of media, communication and cultural studies with a total of 70 presenters and delegates attending, travelling from universities across the UK as well as from Kenya, China, Indonesia and Turkey.

As well as keynote talks and panel presentations, MeCCSA PGN 2016 featured four workshop sessions on 'coping with stress in research', 'PhD 101', 'preparing for an academic interview' and 'how to organise an academic conference' all with the aim of aiding students personal development.

Search #MeCCSAPGN2016 for commentary from across the two days and visit http://meccsapgn2016.com/ for more information on the event!

You can also watch video coverage of the event.

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