Report from the BSG Conference, Brunel, 5th-8th July

Report from Teresa Lefort, Older People’s Reference Group

Pre-Conference Early Career Workshop: Writing Successful Research Proposals in Ageing Studies

Brunel University, 5th July 2010

I found the workshop extremely useful and learned a lot in one full day, including the basics of research. The workshop also gave us the opportunity for useful interaction with the younger generation, who may be starting out with a blank sheet, but were keen to know what it was really like for us as older people.

Find out more about the Workshop here.

39th British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference: Identities, Care and Everyday Life

Brunel University, July 6th to 8th 2010

There was a wide variety of speakers from many countries around the world, explaining the situation for older people in these countries where their lives seem to be so similar. The interesting part was seeing many students who are working full time in a PCT hospital or care home, but still managing to study and produce a paper on the valuable work being done for older people today. I just hope we don’t lose it in the current climate.

I was proud to represent NDA at the BSG conference because I think it’s very important that the OPRG are there to represent our peer group in the field of academic research.

The enormous amount I got out of the whole experience cannot be explained in a few brief words.

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