Graduate School’s Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2017

ghazzalaConnected Communities: Diversity at UoN was the theme of the Graduate School’s annual Postgraduate Research Conference which was held on 19th September 2017. The conference was an excellent opportunity for research students from every stage in the doctoral process to share, discuss and network with other research students and supervisors from across the University. The key note address was given by UoN Chair of the Board of Governors, Andrew Scarborough who said he was impressed with the breadth and variety of research.

Presentations tackled diverse research topics, under 5 different themes: Culture, Identity, alixBehaviour, Environment, and Technology. The one-day conference also featured the Graduate School’s first 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, developed by The University of Queensland, during which participants were required to explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience and with only one slide as a visual aid.

The competition was judged by four members of staff from around the University, the winner was Chetak Nangare who came first for his talk on ‘Parapsychology and Buddha’.chetrak

The conference special guest, John Griff from BBC Radio Northampton, awarded Chetak with his £25 first prize – along with the ‘People’s Choice’ award, which was chosen by the audience.

 

You can read more about the conference at the UoN News page.

About Leila Benseddik

PhD student and PGR Intern for the Graduate School

Posted on October 3, 2017, in Conferences, Events, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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