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FTIS 2012

PHD Workshop

Due to additional funding received from the ESRC centre for Business, Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), Cardiff University, the FTIS will be preceded by a dedicated workshop for PhD candidates on Sunday the 1st April.

The workshop is designed to offer a more informal space in which registered PhD students can present work-in-progress and/or preliminary findings. Students are particularly encouraged to bring up methodological or theoretical issues and questions for discussion. 
The emphasis is on personal academic and research development. As such, the session will be limited to a maximum of 10 students who will each have the opportunity to make a presentation; ideally providing a summary of their work but also outlining questions and issues for discussion. The event will also be attended by a small number of more experienced and senior academics who will be invited to provide guidance and support.

It is anticipated that the PhD Workshop will run between 10am and the early evening. Attendance at the event, including refreshments and a buffet lunch, is entirely free of charge. In addition, those selected to attend will also be offered a sponsored, and hence free, place at the main FTIS event (for which you are also encouraged to summit a full paper if possible).

If you are a registered PhD student in a recognised institution from any country, and would like to attend the PhD workshop and the FTIS, please send a one page summary of your project (with bibliography on a second side) – including background literature, current research design, any findings, and most importantly questions and issues that you would like to discuss – to info@fairtradeinternationalsymposium.org by 15th November. Successful candidates will be informed by the 1st December.

Download a PDF call for participation here.