Thursday 16 June 2016

Research Conference 2016

Smartphone apps, lame sheep, scavenging for recyclable waste and fish farming in Nigeria were just some of the topics presented at the Postgraduate Research Student Annual Research Conference 2016.

Eighteen postgraduate research degree students presented their work at the event, which was held at Park Campus on Tuesday 14 June.

Entitled Research Integrity and Innovation, the conference reflected the University’s commitment to building and achieving high quality and outstanding research.

“This conference offers research students a vital, early opportunity to present their research, setting the essential foundations for future research achievements,” said Simone Apel, the Graduate School’s Researcher Developer.

“Our research students also chaired and were on the conference organisation panel, so the whole event is a great development opportunity for them.

“We had an interesting mix of subjects in each session and the presenters and chairs all did an excellent job.

“It was a great opportunity for research students and supervisors to hear about research going on in each other’s Schools. The afternoon was streamed on the internet and, in addition to the 50-strong audience in the lecture theatre, we had over 200 people logging in from devices externally.”

The conference was opened by Andrew Scarborough, the Chair of the Board of Governors. Speakers were chosen from across the University’s six schools – you can read an overview of each research project in the conference brochure, pages 4 to 12.

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