Facilitated by Dr. Rob Drummond

There will be a satellite workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st April facilitated by Dr Rob Drummond, Head of Youth Language at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies and Reader in the Department of Languages at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He is a linguist based in Manchester (UK) involved primarily in sociolinguistic variation (especially at the level of sound), urban adolescent speech, dialects, linguistic ethnography, and identity. In 2019, Rob and his research partner, Erin Carrie, were awarded an AHRC grant to continue their work on Manchester Voices – a series of studies exploring the accents, dialects and identities of people in Greater Manchester. Rob and Erin also set up the ongoing Accentism Project.

TOPIC: Creating outward-facing research: the importance of public engagement

The focus of this workshop is research impact and public engagement. Public engagement helps universities maximise the benefits of their work to society, helping them to keep abreast of public concerns and expectations and supporting real-world problem-solving.

This workshop is kindly sponsored by both our institutions and the registration fee will be £4 for all students.


We have a number of bursaries available to assist with accommodation expenses to enable students to attend this workshop. Please see the bursaries page for more information and how to apply.