Regular PGR Network Coffee meetings are held: Look out for the next event!
Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Network events in 2021:
The first formal event organised by the PGR Network, on 6th October 2021 postgraduate (PG) and early-career researcher (ECR) UKALTA members came together online to discuss methodological and practical considerations related to the field of language testing and assessment. The event was opened with papers by two invited speakers, followed by presentations by UKALTA PGs and ECRs.
Plenary speakers Dr Vahid Aryadoust and Dr Chihiro Inoue spoke about quantitative and qualitative methods for language testing respectively. Please click for access to a recording of the talks on YouTube:
- Dr Vahid Aryadoust – Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Nanyang Technological University, speaks about quantitative methods for language testing.
- Dr Chihiro Inoue – Senior Lecturer at CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire, speaks about qualitative methods for language testing.
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.