PGR Events

Upcoming Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Network events in 2021
15th September 2021: Coffee meeting, 8am (BST) and 4pm (BST)
Coffee meetings are hosted on Microsoft Teams every few weeks, with 2 timeslots provided for every date: 8am (BST) and 4pm (BST). To join one (or both!) slots you will need to join the Microsoft Teams group for UKALTA PGR. For further details about how to get involved in the PGR Network go to the PGR Network page.

6th October 2021: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Language Testing and Assessment Research, 9.30-11.30am (BST)

On 6th October postgraduate (PG) and early-career researcher (ECR) UKALTA members will come together online to discuss methodological and practical considerations related to the field of language testing and assessment. The event starts with papers by two invited speakers, followed by presentations by UKALTA PGs and ECRs.


If you are a PG or ECR currently working on an aspect of your research such as a literature review, your methodology, a conference paper or preparation for a viva examination, and would like to receive friendly peer-feedback from fellow PGs/ECRs, you are welcome to submit a proposal to present your work-in-progress. Presentations should last for a maximum of 10 minutes. Presentations will be followed by a 10-minute peer feedback session. Please note that presentations are informal and that this is a friendly environment for you to share your work and ideas.

Please send your expression of interest to present your work-in-progress to Elin ( by Friday 10th September. There is no pre-specified format or length for proposals, but please do provide specific information about the topic you wish to talk about. 

We are pleased to announce the following academics as plenary speakers:

  • Dr Vahid Aryadoust – Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Nanyang Technological University.
  • Dr Chihiro Inoue – Senior Lecturer at CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire.

Joining information:

  • For UKALTA members only
  • Free of charge: please reserve ticket via this Eventbrite link
  • Date and time: 06.10.21, 9:30 – 11:30 (UK time)
  • Location: Online Event, Microsoft Teams
Previous events:

The inaugural gathering of the new UKALTA PGR Network took place in May 2021. This gave rise to regular ‘coffee meetings’ – informal gatherings for UKALTA PGRs and ECRs to meet peers and discuss their research. ,