The next VSSN Day Seminar will take place at
London South Bank University on 15th May 2013, 10.30 - 4.00.
Please put the date in your diary now!
Submitting an abstract
We are keen to receive proposals for
papers for the day. Please submit an abstract of around 250 words and a brief
biography by email to Peter Maple at London South Bank University, firstname.lastname@example.org , no later than Mon 18th March 2013. PLEASE DO NOT HIT THE 'REPLY' BUTTON to
this message or you will be replying to everyone on this VSSN list.
Please note that, if selected, your abstract will be posted on VSSN website.
For any other queries, or if you wish to
discuss a proposed paper's suitability, please email Peter Maple email@example.com
We welcome presentations from researchers,
academics, doctoral students and practitioners in voluntary organisations
(including infrastructure bodies and foundations) who are doing research in
areas relevant to the voluntary sector or civil society in the UK. For
example, we will be pleased to consider papers, from a theoretical,
methodological, practice or policy perspective on areas such as participation,
volunteering, philanthropy and giving, organisational issues, public policy,
funding cuts, co-production or social enterprise. Papers which consider issues
around are particularly welcome.
Your abstract should contain a question,
problem or dilemma arising from practice, theory or earlier research
findings. Papers are usually based on completed or on-going research
(qualitative or quantitative) or a review of the evidence or literature in an
area of interest to voluntary sector researchers.
Attending the event
VSSN aims to promote an understanding of
the UK voluntary sector through research. The event is aimed at researchers,
academics, doctoral students and practitioners in voluntary organisations or
foundations interested in the UK voluntary sector. We also welcome policy
makers engaged in the voluntary sector. We are always pleased to meet, and
receive contributions from, colleagues from similar settings in other countries
who are involved in the field. The working language is English.
Booking will open once the programme is
We look forward to welcoming you on the 15th
Peter Maple and Alex Murdock
London South Bank University