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July 5, 2019

Birkbeck, Recent events

International Capacity Building Workshop to Tackle AMR in TB

July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On Friday 5 July, ISMB-Mycobacteria Research Laboratory in collaboration with Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK will host the 'International Capacity Building Workshop to Tackle AMR in TB'. The event is comprised of a networking lunch, poster presentations, as well as short presentations on strategic highlights at Birkbeck/UK and opportunities for international collaboration. We're delighted that our Research Programme Manager, Dr Ana Antunes-Martins, will give a presentation on AMR activities and research portfolio. Registration To register for this event, please…

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LIDC event, Recent events

Tackling the rise of child stunting in Africa

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IPU Room

About There are over 150 million stunted children worldwide. For affected children however, stunting is not simply an issue of linear growth: stunted children suffer significant cognitive effects with lifelong impacts on wellbeing. In 2012, the World Health Assembly recognised that child stunting was ‘one of the most significant impediments to human development’. SDG 2.2 resolves to reduce the number of stunted children under 5 by 40% by 2025. It is widely recognised that the goal is unachievable, largely due…

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June 13, 2019

LIDC event, Recent events

Bloomsbury Research Symposium

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

On Thursday 13 June, the Bloomsbury Research Committee will hold the Bloomsbury Research Symposium, which allows Bloomsbury PhD students to present their interdisciplinary research. 1st and 2nd year students deliver a presentation while 3rd and 4th year students are expected to produce a poster for entry into the annual BRC Symposium poster competition. A cash prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning entry as judged by a panel composed of BRC members. The Bloomsbury Colleges Consortium brings together…

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CEID Seminar: Students with disabilities and the transition to work: A capabilities approach

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 780

Speaker Dr Oliver Mutanga, UCL Institute of Education   Chair Professor Moses Oketch, UCL Institute of Education Abstract In this seminar, Dr Mutanga will present on the central themes in his forthcoming book - Students with disabilities and the transition to work: A capabilities approach (London & New York: Routledge). This book foregrounds the voices of students and graduates from South Africa in order to explore identity, inclusion, participation and success of youth with disabilities in higher education, as well…

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LIDC event, Recent events

Spotlight on Innovative Research in Childhood Development

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

London International Development Centre will hold a 'Spotlight on Innovative Research in Childhood Development’, which will take place from 10.30 – 12.45 on Thursday 6 June in the Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 20 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS. The event aims to shine a light on disruptive research projects in childhood development and create an LIDC community of practice in the area. We also hope to raise awareness of childhood development funding opportunities. The event will comprise a showcase of research projects, panel discussion and interactive Q&A session with…

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LIDC – SOAS NGO/Researcher Networking Night

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Paul Webley Wing Cloister & Atrium, North Block

London International Development Centre (LIDC) and SOAS University of London are co-hosting an NGO/Researcher Networking Night, which will be held from 17.00 - 19.30 on Tuesday 4th June. The aim of this event is to provide an informal space for researchers and NGO workers in international development to form connections and explore future collaboration. The drinks will also provide an overview of LIDC and launch the Centre's new membership category for NGOs. NB. The event is open to researchers from SOAS and LIDC's other…

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GCRF Seminar at SOAS

June 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room SALT, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS

SOAS is planning a GCRF seminar with presentations by Research Office staff, Prof Laura Hammond at SOAS and representatives from the London International Development Centre (LIDC). The seminar is targeted at both senior academics and early career researchers who are interested in applying to the GCRF Fund. You will learn more about its strategic areas and directions and gain lessons and insights about effective applications.The event will take place on Tuesday, 4th June at 15.30-17.00. Please register asap as spaces are limited. If you previously registered…

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May 28, 2019

Bloomsbury Research Committee PhD Studentship Scheme Networking Lunch

May 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

On 28 May, the Bloomsbury Research Committee (BRC) will hold a networking lunch to promote the BRC PhD studentship call.  There will be brief presentations on the value of the scheme and a chance for prospective applicants to talk to those who have been involved. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the Bloomsbury PhD studentship scheme and network with academics from other institutions that you are eligible to join up with to submit joint applications with as…

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CEID Seminar: Learner-Centred Pedagogy and its Implications for Pupils’ Schooling Experiences and Learning Outcomes: A Mixed-Methods Case Study in Tanzania

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 780

Speaker Dr Nozomi Sakata, UCL Institute of Education Chair Professor Elaine Unterhalter, UCL Institute of Education Abstract Despite its global appeal and spread, the applicability and effectiveness of learner-centred pedagogy (LCP) in developing countries remains uncertain due to its incompatibility with national sociocultural and political contexts. Existing literature has primarily focused on teachers’ views of LCP and their teaching practices, but pupils’ experiences with LCP and its likely contribution to learning outcomes have attracted little scholarly attention. Applying a case…

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LIDC event

Decolonisation dilemmas: Challenges for university leadership

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM

For May, LIDC will hold a special LIDC Research Seminar. This event will feature a lecture from Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT), from 2008 to 2018, followed by drinks. About the lecture As the leader of a university, how do you balance the demands of a new generation to remove a statue of a controversial imperialist against the calls of many others, including government, alumni and staff not to airbrush history? How might you respond…

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