Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 5:30 pm – Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 7:30 pm

RCASS Early Career Research Showcase

Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Benzie Building, Boundary Street West, Manchester, M15 6BR

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

You are invited to the Research Centre for Applied Social Sciences (RCASS) research showcase event on Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-7.30pm. The event will celebrate research from early stage researchers (ECRs and PGRs) through posters, presentations and performance.

RCASS is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University, and encompasses a combination of social scientific disciplines. The showcase will feature researchers from Sociology, Human Geography and Politics. This depth of expertise and a determination to shed critical light on the most important ‘real world’ issues of the day makes RCASS what it is: a Research Centre designed to have impact at local, regional, national and global levels.


5.30pm: Welcome, posters, drinks + canapés

6.00pm: Introduction to RCASS and programme overview


Caitlin Nunn with members of The Children’s Society’s Hope Group

Seeking Hope: Zine-making as participatory action research with independent asylum seeking young people

Ben Bowman

‘Whose future? Our future’: youth participatory action research on climate action

Elsie Whittington


Performance: Are You The Singer? Susan O’Shea


Becky Alexis-Martin

Our Atomic Anthropocene: The human geographies of nuclear warfare

Kirstine Szifris

Philosophy in prison: An exploration of personal development

Eleanor Bindman

Welfare reform and social policy in Russia and Belarus

Sonia Bussu

Participation is not a one-night stand: how participatory ecosystems can institutionalise more meaningful citizen participation in policy-making

7.30pm: Event closes

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