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ANGEL Early Career Researcher Sub-Network

A new Sub-Network for Early Career Researchers in Global Education & Learning

We are a group of motivated and passionate early career researchers (ECR) who are interested in topics related to Global (citizenship) Education. All ANGEL members who are defined as ECRs can participate in this network to connect with fellow ECR from all over the world and help us expand our international network. Together and with the help of ANGEL, we want to create an early career researcher network that is organised by ECRs and made for ECRs.

ECRs in ANGEL are defined as Master’s students, PhD candidates or equivalent, or post grad up to 6 years after PhD.

It is our goal to create a network that is built on peer support in a relaxed, open and safe atmosphere. The activities of the network have been shaped by a wide survey of ANGEL ECRs conducted in the lead-up to an initial session at the ANGEL Conference 2023 which finalised these plans. We provide a place where ECRs can share both their research and teaching experiences, develop their writing and reviewing skills, network with other ECRs, discuss the latest academic development and learn about opportunities such as conferences or call for papers. Additionally, we also aim to provide more casual encounters, so we can have informal discussions, share tips for well-being, and strengthen our community.

The network will communicate via email newsletter and regular Zoom sessions. We have a Google Classroom platform where you can see our event calendar, share resources and information, as well as reflections.  We also plan to have different activities organised by self-appointed facilitators. Everyone can contribute to the network based on their needs, interests and schedule.


  • Academic networking sessions for finding co-authors, research partners or simply learning about the research other ECRs are conducting. We also created a Padlet for sharing our researcher profiles and contact details
  • Peer feedback sessions (e.g. reviewing papers and research ideas, mock presentations, brainstorming sessions)
  • Sharing information such as list of relevant journals, job/writing opportunities, conferences, summer schools etc via calendar and newsletter
  • Discuss latest research in reading circles or in workshops organised by members
  • Learning sessions (workshops/seminars for ECR)
  • Creating community and deeper connections in regular virtual coffee breaks for meeting like-minded people and discuss that ECR life with all its challenges and perks
  • Writing opportunities (blog/newsletter, regular joint writing sessions)

Want to join?

If you are already an ECR member, you should already be receiving the relevant communications. If you are interested in joining the ANGEL ECRs network, and are not already registered with ANGEL or an ANGEL member, fill in the registration form accessed below. Please remember to mark yourself as a 'Early career researcher' and you will be automatically added to the sub-network's lists. We strongly encourage you to become a paid member of ANGEL if you can, to support the network and access extra benefits.



Please find below the details of the current facilitators, appointed in early 2023 from amongst the membership. If you want to learn more about it or ask a question, contact us by writing an email. We would be excited to hear from you and are looking forward to getting to know you and your research better.



The ANGEL network has prioritised providing opportunities for ECRs since its inception. We have run several events purely for, or chiefly targeted, at ECRs, which are listed below. The 2021 online conference and 2023 Paris conference also included dedicated sessions for ECRs.

ANGEL Network,
Development Education Research Centre (DERC)
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

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The establishment of this network and website has been made possible with funding support from the European Commission.
The activities and publications of the network are the responsibilities of the organisers, the Development Education Research Centre, and can in no way be seen as reflecting the views of the European Commission.