Through the Student-Led Collaboration Fund, the SWDTP has helped students to establish a host of different Research Networks. These networks bring together researchers interested in a particular field or topic and often go on to reach a wide range of members in the South West, in the UK and around the world. You can download a flyer here to read about some of the networks that have been created.
If you have an idea for a research network that you’d like to set-up then get in contact with Jude to discuss your ideas!
Below are just a couple of examples of our student-led networks:
The Critically Queer Working Group brings together researchers who work on LGBT+/Queer issues. If you are interested in queer theory, intersecting identities, or sexuality, you may be interested in joining a Critically Queer Working Group. CQWG held their inaugural meeting in Bristol in November 2018 so that members could help define the scope, vision, and aims of the network.
Since then, the organisers have gone on to arrange a large-scale conference in Bristol. The conference has attracted huge attention and has been celebrated by researchers for the staggering levels of engagement. The call for abstracts received over 300 retweets on Twitter! The conference is due to be held in September.