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Celebrate our postgraduate research

A vibrant event run by and for research students

The Graduate School and the Super Rep Group is delighted to invite you to our celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Portsmouth on Tuesday 9 July 2024.

We are excited to be holding this year’s festival in-person once more, and it will also be live-streamed to those of you wishing to join us online.

The festival will showcase the innovative research of all postgraduate research students including MRes, MPhil, PhD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication. Please see the opportunities below to enter competitions and apply to present.

What’s happening at this year’s festival?

Our 2024 event takes place in-person and online on Tuesday 9 July from 10.00am-4.00pm in Eldon Building.

A full programme includes keynote talks on the theme of impact, PGR research presentations, Five by Five talks, and competitions inviting you to submit posters, visualise your research and even craft your thesis. All this plus opportunities for friendly networking.


The Programme

The programme will be updated as submissions and competition entries come in. Watch this space for contributions from all five faculties!

Time

Main Event

09.45m - 10.00am

REGISTRATION - tea and coffee
Poster, Visualise and Craft Your Thesis viewing

Competition voting opens

10.00am - 10.10am

Welcome from Professor Jeremy Howells
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and External Relations)

10.10am - 10.30am

Keynote - AI in Research
Ed Stoddard

10.30am - 11.30am 3 Research Presentations and Q&A panel
11.30am - 11.45am

BREAK - Tea, coffee and biscuits

11.50am - 12.30pm

2 Research Presentations and Q&A panel

12.30pm - 1.30pm

BUFFET LUNCH - Eldon Cafe

Poster, Visualise and Craft Your Thesis viewing
Last opportunity for public votes

1.30pm - 2.10pm

Five by Five

BAL | CCI | HSS | SAH | TEC

2.10pm - 2.40pm

Research Culture Spotlight

2.40pm - 3.15pm

BREAK - Tea, coffee and cake

And 'Networking My Thesis' competition

3.15pm - 4.00pm Competition prizes
4.00pm - 8.00pm

Post Festival Social Event

Hosted by the PGR Society

The Guildhall Village

Student presentation and competition opportunities

Research presentations

Current MRes, MPhil, PhD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication students across all faculties are invited to submit abstracts to deliver a 15 minute presentation on the day. Find out more and submit your abstract.

Research competitions

Current MRes, MPhil, PhD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication students across all faculties are encouraged to apply for the competitions and to take part on the day. Prizes will be awarded for the winners.  

You may enter as many competitions as you like once, but please don't use the same images in the Research Poster and the Visualise Your Thesis competitions.



Enquiries

For more information about the festival, please contact the Graduate School team at docfest@port.ac.uk.