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Postgraduate Research Conference

Each year the Graduate College organises an interdisciplinary research conference for Lancaster and University of Cumbria students. We also stream the event online, allowing our distance learners to participate in the conference, and even present papers.

The event also includes both a poster and Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition*, in which students have the opportunity to win prizes for the quality of their poster or thesis presentation. There are also workshops and opportunities to network with fellow researchers from across the academic disciplines.‌

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

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Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

This year’s Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on Saturday 18th May. The conference will be held in the Management School at Lancaster University, with the option for distance learning students to attend online.


**New Guest Speakers Announced**

You can view the conference programme online. Alternatively, see PGRC Facebook event for further details.

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all postgraduate research students at Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. We also welcome undergraduate and taught Masters students who may like to attend. There will be the opportunity for distance learning students to view the presentations, as these will be streamed live on the day. 

Conference theme

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Knowledge Exchange’, with a focus on research impact and original insights. Knowledge Exchange is defined by VITAE as “a two-way mutually beneficial process through which knowledge, know-how, expertise and skills are transferred from one party to another leading to innovative, social and economic improvement.”

You can Register to attend the Conference here.

For further details, please follow the links below:

Last Year's Conference - PGRC 2018

Lancaster University's 6th annual Postgraduate Research Conference took place on 12th May 2018.

The event included keynote presentations from Professor Chris May, Professor Robert Young and Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton. It also featured a return of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, and presentations from students at Lancaster and the University of Cumbria.

To read more about the conference, and see photos from the event, download the PGRC 2018 Conference Report.

Highlights from PGRC 2016

Our interdisciplinary conferences are a great way to meet new people and learn about the diverse research going on at Lancaster University. Watch this video to see some of the highlights from our 2016 conference.