Lancaster University Postgraduate Research Conference 2017

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Eric Stoller at the 2016 conference – click for more photos from the 2016 conference

The date of the Postgraduate Research Conference is 6 May 2017.

The conference will be held in the Management School at Lancaster University with the option for distance learning students to attend online.

This year we are celebrating the conference’s 5th anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary we hope to offer some of the presenters the opportunity to feature in a post conference publication/proceedings. Details are being finalised so keep watching this space.

We are currently working on the programme so keep looking back for announcement on guest speakers etc. We are aiming to provide an exciting, engaging and informative programme.

This year will see the return of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Since the conference is being held on the same day as the Lancaster University Community Day, we aim to link up the competition with the day’s events. Keep watching this space for more details on this.

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to postgraduate research students and there are also limited places for undergraduate and taught Masters students from Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria.

There will also be the opportunity for distance learning students to view the presentations as these will be streamed live on the day. There is also the opportunity for distance learning students to present. Details can be found below.

For access to further details about the conference use the links below:

The 2017 conference theme is “Demonstrating Impact”

It has become increasingly important to demonstrate the impact of your research. This year there will be a requirement in the long presentations and the posters to demonstrate the impact or likely impact of your research (if you are at the beginning of your research). It should be noted that presenters should present their research (and this year the impact of their research) in a way that can be understood by a mixed discipline audience.

What do we mean by “impact”

We will be using the definitions of the types of research impact used by the UK Research Councils and as outlined on the Vitae website, which are:

  • Academic impact
  • Economic and societal impacts.

In your presentation you can choose which type of impact you want to demonstrate.

The Vitae web pages on demonstrating research impact provide more detail on the definitions and also why impact is important and should be considered.

Conference details are subject to change.

Watch Highlights from last year’s conference

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.