Festival of Postgraduate Research Schedule

PGR festival banner 7 June Huxley

The Festival of Postgraduate Research takes place on Thursday 7 June in Huxley 300 and foyer. On display in the foyer will be submissions to three competitions: research poster, research photo and Bake your Thesis.

Book your free place on Eventbrite by Monday 4 June

Festival Schedule

12.30-13.00: Registration

13.00-13.30: Welcome address from Prof Andrew Church and Opposites Attract presentations
The Opposites Attract Collaborative Challenge pairs up students from different disciplines and challenges them to work on a project of their own design for seven weeks. This year’s participants present their outputs and reflections on the project.

13.30-14.30: The Three Minute Thesis
Introduced by Prof Tara Dean
Doctoral students take on the challenge of presenting their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only slide. Audience members are invited to vote for their favourite presenter during the mid-afternoon break.

14.30-15.00: BREAK

15.00-15.45: Doctoral inaugural lectures
Introduced by Prof Neil Ravenscroft
Three doctoral graduates return to present their research in ten-minute talks:
Dr Uschi Klein: The agent in the image-making process: the photographic practices of young male adults with ASD
Dr Richard WallisUndergraduate Students’ Experiences and Perceptions of Dialogic Feedback Within Assessment Feedback Tutorials
Dr Chantal Nobs: Using proton-induced fission to investigate the shape and structure of exotic nuclei

15.45-16.30: Panel discussion
Chaired by Dr Susan Sandeman
Uschi, Richard and Chantal are joined by three current doctoral students, all at different stages of their PhD journey, to discuss research study and research life at Brighton.

16.30-18.00: Drinks reception and prize-giving

18.00+: Drinks at the Lord Nelson on Trafalgar Street, Brighton, (kindly organised by PhD Student Hub founders, Abby Barras and Kristin O’Donnell).