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Play a part in the Festival of Doctoral Research 2016

Published: 4 March 2016
Francesco Dimitri
Come and explore the 'power of wonder' with Francesco Dimitri

With just under three months to go, preparations are underway for the inaugural Festival of Doctoral Research, hosted by the Doctoral College.

Running from 12 – 27 May and targeted mainly at the postgraduate research community, the Festival is shaping up to have an exciting itinerary, which will celebrate and showcase the University’s world-class doctoral research.

Here is just a taster of what’s in store: 


Opposites Attract Collaboration Challenge

Collaborating across disciplines is a great way to gain a different perspective on a research subject.

‘Opposites Attract’ will give doctoral researchers from different areas the opportunity to pair up and explore how they might collaborate to produce some kind of output for the Festival (e.g. blog, poster, video, hands-on activity or display, proposal for further research). Successful pairs will be supported with training and up to £200 to produce their output.

Still time to apply but the deadline is fast approaching – don’t miss out! Entries close: Friday 11 March, 5:00pm. ENTER HERE

Doctoral Researcher Image Competition & Exhibition

Focussing on a theme which is commonly associated with the doctoral experience, postgraduate researchers are invited to show through one image, what 'resilience' in research means to you. If you have a keen eye behind the camera lens, or your smart phone, send your entry in for a chance to win one of two £50 vouchers and be part of the Festival exhibition.

Entries close: Monday 4 April at 5:00pm. ENTER HERE

Guest speaker: Francesco Dimitri

Guest speaking at this year's Festival will be Francesco Dimitri. Presenting an engaging lecture along with two hands-on workshops, Francesco will explore the theme: 'Reaching your full potential: the power of wonder'.

Francesco said: "A PhD is a journey and while exciting, it can also be daunting. We are going to meet rough patches, doubt, frustrations big and small; when we try to get published, when we feel our work piling on top of us or when we feel we haven't achieved as much as our peers. How can we keep our eyes set on our goal?”

Book your free space for the lecture and workshop now

The Doctoral College is also now on Twitter, follow @UoSDocCollege for the latest PGR news and Festival information.

Please note, these events are only available to current University of Southampton and Visiting doctoral researchers. Other events, to be announced in due course, will be available to the wider University community.


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