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Festival of Doctoral Research

The Festival of Doctoral Research is one of the highlights of the year for the postgraduate research community at the University. The festival is an opportunity for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and supervisors to come together to present and celebrate doctoral research.

Festival of Doctoral Research 2021: 9-10 June

We're really excited to be taking this year's Festival of Doctoral Research online. The Festival is the key point during the year in which we can come together as a community of PGRs, supervisors and other staff who support doctoral research to recognise the many and varied achievements of postgraduate researchers. 

In this two-day conference-style event on the 9 and 10 June 2021, we will consider the unique challenges that have faced PGRs this year, to celebrate PGRs' achievements in the face of these, and to reflect upon what PGRs' experiences during the pandemic mean for their future and that of doctoral research.  

If you are a current PGR or member of staff, please visit our Festival of Doctoral Research SharePoint site to find out more about what's going to be happening during the Festival, the competitions and events, as well as PGR awards.  

You can also find out more about previous year's festivals below.  

Visit the 2021 Festival site
Connect and Celebrate

Festival of Doctoral Research 2020

The winners of the Three Minute Thesis competition and the Director's Awards and Research Awards were announced at the Doctoral College Awards Ceremony on 30 June 2020, by professor Chris Howls, Director of the Doctoral College.

Please follow the links to the relevant webpages, to find out who the winners were!



Research Awards

Doctoral College Research Awards

The Research Awards recognise the exceptional contribution of doctoral researchers to research group, School, Faculty or University research strategy.

Digital Doctoral Festival

Digital Doctoral Festival

The Digital Doctoral Festival was a new celebration of diverse PGRs, their inspiring research and vibrant lives.

The Festival of Doctoral Research over the years

The Festival of Doctoral Research is the perfect opportunity to foster a sense of togetherness and share interests across our wide range of research disciplines.


How do I keep up-to-date?

Follow the Doctoral College to find out the latest Festival information, news and updates. #PGRFest

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Festival of Doctoral Research 2019
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