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Festival of Doctoral Research 2018

3MT 2018 Competitors

The Festival of Doctoral Research returned for its third year in 2018, running from Tuesday 8 May closing on Thursday 24 May. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to foster a sense of togetherness and share interests across our wide range of research disciplines.

More than 25 events made up the jam-packed itinerary, catering for doctoral researchers (PGRs) across all faculties bringing together our doctoral community to highlight their contribution and celebrate their impact, both on the University and on the outside world.

Three Minute Thesis 2018

2018 saw continued success in the Three Minute Thesis competition, with University winner Rachel Owen (Environmental and Life Sciences) going through to be one of the six UK finalists at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

Winner, Three Minute Thesis '18

Rachel Owen from the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences took the 2018 Three Minute Thesis Winner’s title in the Grand Final

Interview with Rachel
Interactive Battery Recycling

Festival Activities Fund 2018

As part of the Festival of Doctoral Research, we give researchers the chance to apply for up to £1,000 to run an activity or event during the Festival. Take a look at the events funded in 2018.

Director of the Doctoral College

Doctoral College Director's Awards

The Director’s Awards celebrates the exceptional achievements of our researchers beyond their particular research projects. Take a look at the 2018 winners.

Katie Askew - Best of the Best Award

Doctoral College Research Awards

Nominated by the Faculty Graduate School Directors, the Research Awards recognise the exceptional contribution of doctoral researchers to research groups, disciplinary, Faculty or University research strategy.

The A-MAZE-ing Placenta

Doctoral Research Showcase

The Showcase saw University Staff, Students and, members of the public come and learn more about the work our doctoral researchers are doing. They also took part in hands-on activities.

Bake your PhD Winning Cake

Bake your PhD 2018

See the incredible baking talents from our doctoral researchers from Bake your PhD competition.

Dr Happy

Confessions of a Recovering Academic

Our guest speaker for the Festival of Doctoral Research was Dr Andy Cope. Andy shared with University Staff and PGRs good research practice but also about happiness, resilience, wellbeing and positive psychology.

A few photos from the Festival of Doctoral Research 2018

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