iDocQ 2013 – Monday 24th June – Aberdeen

Registrations are now open for iDocQ 2013, the annual doctoral colloquium for PhD students in information science and related subject areas. The event takes place on Monday 24th June in Aberdeen. Places can be booked at

The event will include: (1) a keynote presentation from a guest speaker; (2) an opportunity for students to present their work to one another in 20×20 format, with a prize for best top 1st, 2nd and 3rd year presentations; (3) a choice of 4 breakout sessions; (4) feedback and discussion on all work presented facilitated by Information Science pathway academics from SGS partner institutions.

Outline programme

10:00-10:30 Registration and coffee/tea
10:30-10:45 Welcome
10:45-11:00 Speed networking line-up
11:00-11:30 Guest presentation by Dr Annemaree Lloyd, Charles Sturt University, Australia
11:30-12:30 20×20 presentations by students
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 20×20 presentations by students
15:15-15:30 Tea/coffee
15:30-16:30 Breakout sessions: students attend one session from a choice of (1) Writing (and rewriting) the literature review; (2) Defining and refining research questions; (3) Preparing for fieldwork; (4) Defending your thesis.
16:30-17:00 Plenary and prize-giving

The main target audience is information science students, but students from other related disciplines are also welcome. Registration is free for PhD students based in UK universities. A number of travel bursaries are also available. Those studying outside the UK are also welcome to attend for a small fee.

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