ECON GEOG FUTURES 2018
‘Economic Geography Futures’
Wednesday 21st November 2018, 10am – 5pm, University of Manchester (Sackville Building)
Aim: To enhance our current understanding of the state of UK economic geography, and to develop effective strategies and practical actions in response.
The day will focus on three areas of discussion: 1. The challenges and opportunities of practicing as an economic geographer and how we can reinvigorate and enhance UK economic geography; 2. Supporting postgraduate and early career economic geographers and 3. Research funding including the UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places fund.
We will be joined by Rachel Tyrrell from Research England (lead for the Strength in Places fund). To be followed by social drinks and informal dinner in a nearby location.
To book your place please register via Eventbrite HERE
Places are capped so please register even if are eligible for a free ticket. Any questions? Contact EGRG Chair Jennifer Johns at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org EGRG Events Officer Emil Evenhuis at email@example.com
10.00: Welcome by Jennifer Johns (EGRG Chair)
10.00 – 10.45: Consolidation of ‘where we are’ and identification of priority areas.
10.45 – 11.15: Reputation and image of Economic Geography
11.45 – 12.30: Support for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers in Economic Geography
13.45 – 15.30: Discussion of funding opportunities, in particular the Strength in Places Fund (www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/strength-in-places-fund/)
16.00 – 17.00: Discussion and summary
After 17.00 you can join us for some drinks at The Refuge (in Manchester city centre).