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Festival of Doctoral Research 2016


The Festival of Doctoral Research was an inuagural event for the Doctoral College and ran from 12 - 27 May, 2016.

More than 35 events made up the jam-packed itinerary, catering for doctoral researchers (PGRs) across all faculties.

The Festival celebrated and showcased the University's world-class doctoral research and perhaps most importantly, encouraged everyone to have some fun!


Catch up on all the fun from our Festival in 2016

Three Minute Thesis Grand Final

It can take up to 9 hours to present a this competition, researchers have just 3 minutes. Well done to our 2016 winner: Nazira Albargothy

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Researcher photo competition

Researcher Photography Competition

See the impressive entries and find out the winners from our 'Research in Resilience' themed photo competition

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Doctoral College Director's Awards

These awards celebrated doctoral researchers for acheivements beyond their research - in engagement, education, citizenship & enterprise

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Francesco Dimitri

Festival Guest Speaker

Francesco Dimitri inspired doctoral researchers, speaking passionately about harnessing your sense of wonder and pushing forward in times of adversity

Watch the lecture
iSolutions resources

Computer resources

iSolutions have produced a number of PGR support guides for writing your thesis, creating an effective research poster & saving time

Access PGR resources
PGR wellbeing

PGR Wellbeing Project

Follow the progress of the PGR Wellbeing Project. Find out the key results along with recommendations for future PGR support services

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Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

Six research pairs came together, over six weeks, to produce a research output for the Festival. Did they find common ground?

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Q&A session

Voices of Experience

This Festival Q&A session offered collective insights, wisdom and top-tips from those who’ve completed/are working towards their PhD

Find out their tips
digital storytelling

Creating Video Abstracts

Catch up on this informative training session, which provided practical tips on creating a video abstract for your research

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