Being able to meet new people and learn about their work was one of my favourite parts of the conference and I felt more confident approaching people as the day progressed, especially after I had presented my paper and had gotten over my nerves.
More information about these and other events is available at getangelacarter. We can also be found on Facebook or Twitter. Attending and speaking at CWWA conferences also provides people with the opportunity to form new connections and to collaborate on projects.
This will allow them to receive feedback from an audience of peers, and prompt potentially beneficial discussion with fellow researchers. After the conference, I felt refreshed and motivated to go to my interview as I knew from attending the conference that I definitely wanted be a researcher and my conversation at dinner encouraged me to believe in my ability.
This foreshadowed what I was to experience at the conference- an abundance of support, kindness and encouragement from people who went out of their way to welcome and inspire a new, inexperienced researcher. This sort of opportunity is key for doctoral students who are emerging as scholars as it allows them to develop research, training and knowledge in anticipation of their progress into an academic career.
Alongside new publications, exhibitions and art installations, a number of public events are on the horizon. When we all sat down for dinner, I noticed that there was a good balance of lecturers, early career academics, creative writers and postgraduate students who were all complimenting each other on their presentations and giving each other advice.
Search for: Twitter. After I gave my paper, I was overjoyed that many people in the audience wanted to read The Method by Juli Zeh and was delighted to be asked to recommend similar contemporary texts on surveillance and dystopia.
I was fortunate enough to attend the conference with my MA supervisor, Sarah Falcus, and some of my fellow colleagues from Huddersfield, Nick Stavris and Steff El Madawi, who also presented. Ahead of this, the network will be hosting two events in ; one based in London, and another based in Liverpool, to allow for nationwide accessibility.