New Horizons in European Studies

Aston University, Birmingham, UK - 24-25 April 2014

This two-day research conference aims to provide a friendly environment in which postgraduate students can gain experience of presenting research and develop contacts with other researchers in their field. The conference is aimed at research students of all levels and proposals are welcome from students working in the field of European Studies within various disciplines.

On this page, you'll find information about the venue, programme, accommodation and how to get to Birmingham.


There is funding available for papergivers attending the conference. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.

Venue & Map

Aston University
Main Building
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET


Programme & Papers

A provisional programme is available to view here.

Click to view the full list of papers being presented at the conference.


Birmingham has a huge range of hotels and hostels to choose from.

There are two Travelodges within easy reach of the venue, with rooms starting from 30 GBP per night:

For other hotels, hostel and B&Bs visit:

UACES is offering papergivers up to 40 GBP per night for accommodation on 23 April and 24 April 2014.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking your accommodation.

Getting There


Birmingham has three mainline stations: New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill.

Birmingham New Street (trains from London Euston and other major UK cities) & Snow Hill (regional trains) are a 15-minute walk away from Aston Campus.

Birmingham Moor Street (trains from London Marylebone) is a 10-minute walk away from Aston Campus.

There are frequent direct trains to Birmingham from most major UK cities. Visit or to check train times and ticket prices.


Birmingham has its own airport with flights to many major European cities as well as New York and Toronto. Birmingham International is a ten-minute train ride from New Street station. Find out more.


There are direct coaches from across the UK to Birmingham with National Express and Megabus.

UACES is offering papergivers up to 100 GBP towards their economy class travel.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking your travel.

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