The Graduate School’s Postgraduate Research Conference rescheduled to September 14th.

PGR conference 2016

The Graduate School Research Conference 2016

The University of Northampton Graduate School’s 2017 annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference for PGR students and early career researchers will now be held on Thursday September 14th 2017.

Originally scheduled for 20th June, the reschedule to September enables an important addition to the programme – the Graduate School’s first 3MT competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was originally developed by The University of Queensland in Australia and celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. The competition helps to cultivate students’ presentation and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases student’s capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are only allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Research Conference provides an ideal development opportunity for new researchers to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in a comfortable and supportive environment. Researcher’s papers for the main conference should be 10 minutes long, and there will be 5 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation.
If you are a UoN research student or early career researcher and are interested in presenting a conference paper on September 14th please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to Please submit the following by Friday 14th July:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, Faculty and email address.
  • An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!

If you would like to make a 3MT presentation please email your interest to Simone.

If you don’t wish to present but would like to be part of the conference selection panel, be a chair or help out on the day then please get in touch with Simone.

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About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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