New Researchers Online Forum

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27th April 2021: 1pm-2pm

This session is a continuation of those run during 2020 which were aimed at providing a supportive environment online for new researchers. It is an opportunity to share information and experiences with others new to the field of voluntary sector research. The VSSN New Researchers Organising Group also attend to provide their advice and support.

It’s an informal and open space for people to bring their interests, questions, successes, and worries. You do not have to have attended any of the previous sessions to come along to this one and you also do not have to be a member of VSSN. We do encourage you to join though and you can find out more about that here.

As this is our first session of 2021 the first half will be devoted to supportive conversations between attendees, including introductions, sharing of interests, and current work – bring along something that you’d like to talk about related to your research, a tricky issue, question, or problem and we’ll be able to discuss it together.

With the call for papers having gone out for the VSSN conference in September ( we also want to give some time to discussing any ideas that attendees may have for contributions to the conference. The New Researcher conference sessions are always really positive so we would encourage everyone to think about getting involved.

We will also spend some time talking about what attendees would like to see from these informal sessions and what the next one could focus on.

The session will be hosted on Zoom. To register please visit:

For further information please contact:

Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th of April!

Best wishes,
VSSN New Researchers Organising Group.