The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, working in conjunction with MECCSA and
ADM-HEA, has held the annual conference at the University of Ulster,
Northern Ireland on the 22nd and 23rd June 2006.
It has been an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students working
in the areas of Film, Media, New Media, Culture and Communications
studies to present their work to likeminded individuals in a supportive
and productive environment. The conference included workshops from
expert academics on contemporary topics such as publishing, teaching,
the RAE, and other issues pertinent to postgraduate students working in
the highly political and controversial arena that is the University
today. The event featured keynote speakers such as Martin McLoone,
Sarah Edge and Sue Thornham.
previous two conferences held in Birmingham (2004) and Cardiff (2005)
were a great success, with keynote speakers such as Peter Golding, Sue
Thornham, Terry Threadgold, Maire Messenger-Davis, Ernest Mathijis,
Justin Lewis and Greg Philo. The issues discussed centred on the
political and academic concerns of postgraduate students, and included
issues such as publishing, teaching and researching.