Date and Time
26th Aug 2015 12:00 –– 28th Aug 2015 15:30
Kindrogan, Blairgowrie, Perthshire

Advanced Training Residential Course 2015
26-28 Aug 2015

The Kindrogan advanced training event is residential field course which all Scottish Human Geography PhD students are expected to attend at the end of their first year (end of second year students are also invited). This year it will take place in August, from lunchtime on Wednesday 26th to lunchtime on Friday the 28th.

Kindrogan is a field centre beside Pitlochry in Perthshire; a beautiful part of the world. The annual field course in Kindrogan is something of an institution and has been running for many years, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and the respective departments. It is a training event for the Scottish Graduate School's Human Geography pathway.

What's in it for you?

  • You get to meet and interact with c.40 PhD students representing the best of human geography research in Scotland (the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and St Andrews participate).
  • It is a great opportunity to network with staff from these institutions; normally two from each department attend. 
  • Each academic member of staff presents an informal training session on a topic of their choice (topics will include, for instance, using social media in research, the importance of impact) providing a great opportunity for you to enhance your human geography-specific transferrable skills.
  • Furthermore, a special invitee will add to the proceedings: Professor Peter Hopkins of Newcastle University whose research focuses on challenges and complexities of inequality and justice. 
  • There will also be panel discussions and a mock viva where staff members will act out a series of different role-play activities.
  • You'll get to see some of the Perthshire area and enjoy a few days away from your department, in good company, and get to find out more about the range of human geography research going on in Scotland.

Attending Kindrogan is free for you, and transport will be organised by your respective departments.

For any questions, please contact Deborah Dixon


To book your place please go to eventbrite: 

Last updated 21 Aug 2015 10:04am