PopFest 2015
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This multidisciplinary population studies conference is organised by, and aimed at postgraduate students. 

PopFest provides a relaxed and supportive environment for students to come together to present their work and discuss ideas. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students in the same area, practice presentation skills and get feedback from peers. For those not wishing to present, it is an excellent chance to be up to date with ongoing research and for social networking.

Two workshops on the topics of ‘getting published’ and ‘careers in academia’ will also be running during the event and some more social events will be held in the evenings including a BBQ and boat trip around Plymouth Sound. 

There will be oral presentations and poster sessions relating to a range of themes that are linked to the study of populations including:

  • Migration/mobility and integration
  • Life course
  • Childhood and youth
  • Health
  • Population policies
  • Fertility, contraception, sexual and reproductive behaviour and rights
  • Data uses and methodological approaches in population studies
  • Household and family demography
  • Social participation and active citizenship.

PopFest also gives postgraduates the opportunity to chair sessions so if you are interested in chairing a session please contact us.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Dr Naomi Tyrrell, Plymouth University whose talk is titled ‘Family Migration Studies: Making Spaces for Children’ and Dr Duncan Smith, UCL who will be presenting ‘Interactive Mapping: Sharing Spatial Research’. 

Email events@plymouth.ac.uk for further details.
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Discount on train fares

Conference Plymouth is pleased to partner with First Great Western to offer you reduced return ticket rates within the First Great Western Network area for PopFest Plymouth 2015.

Please note: train tickets and the reduced rate are only available for booking 12 weeks in advance of travel. Find out more about the offer available

Find out more about the offer available (pdf)


Please note that you will be required to select and pay for your accommodation separately to your delegate fee, This is designed to give you maximum flexibility when selecting your accommodation and also allows you to extend your stay in Plymouth should you wish to.

We have negotiated preferential rates with a selection of hotels and also have en-suite campus accommodation options for you to choose from.

Jurys Inn Plymouth

Based just a five minute walk from the main conference venue and close to Plymouth Barbican and the City Centre

£69.00 per room per night single occupancy (Bed & Breakfast)
£79.00 per room per night double occupancy (Bed & Breakfast)

Please quote the code PLYUNI which can be used both on www.jurysinns.com and through the central reservation team at Jurys Inn: 0870 4100 800 and selecting Groups on option 2.

Francis Drake Halls of Residence

Located on campus just a minute's walk from the main conference venue, this accommodation is within easy reach of the City Centre and Plymouth Barbican. All rooms are en-suite and each apartment has a kitchen which you are welcome to use. 

£45.00 per room per night (Room only basis - breakfast is not included)

Please email horlasas@plymouth.ac.uk quoting ‘Postgraduates Booking’ in the subject heading to book these rooms. 

For alternate accommodation options please feel free to have a look at www.visitplymouth.co.uk/where-to-stay where you will find a wide selection of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation across the city. Please note that preferential conference rates will not be available.

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Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.