Festival of Postgraduate Research 2020

The Festival of Postgraduate Research has been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis. Apologies for any disappointment. We hope to provide further information when the situation is more stable.

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Join us at our fourth Festival of Postgraduate Research on 01 April when doctoral students and supervisors from across the university come together in celebration of PhD research at Brighton.

To get the ball rolling, we’re inviting doctoral students to click the buttons above and start thinking about entering one or more (or all!) of our four competitions. The competitions range from the light-hearted and easy-to-enter to those requiring more thought and time-investment. We’re runnning workshops on 04 March to support students interested in participating in 3MT and our research poster competition (click links to book; log in required).

If you’re rarely on campus and can’t make the festival itself, you can still submit to our research poster and photo competitions. We’ll also be running our #tweetyourthesis competition nearer the time. With this breadth of competitions, we hope our annual celebration offers doctoral researchers from all disciplines, whether full or part-time, in year 1 or year 6, the chance to participate in some aspect of the festival.

This festival itself is open to all members of the university. The afternoon will feature talks, displays of research, drop-in sessions, presentations and competitions. We’ll also be running an event specifically for Brighton undergrads and postgrads who want to find out more about doctoral study at Brighton.

We’ll be updating this page as we build our festival programme so do check back.