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Festival of Doctoral Research

Present your research to a wider audience

Research Presentations

Would you like to share your unique research vision? This is an opportunity to give a 15 minute conference paper about your research live at the Festival of Doctoral Research, followed by a brief Questions and Answers panel. We have 5 slots available for PGRs in the programme and would love to hear from people across all faculties. Whether you are already an assured presenter, or would like to gain confidence and new skills, this is the chance to disseminate your work to a new audience.


Submit by Friday 14 June 2024.

Present on Tuesday 9 July 2024 (either in-person or online via Zoom).


Eldon Building 1.11 and online via Zoom - presenters may choose to deliver face to face or online. Online presenters must make themselves available for a rehearsal the week before to ensure appropriate technical support is available.

Who can apply?

All current MRes, MPhil, PhD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication students who have not graduated before 1 June 2024.

Guidelines - what we need from you

To apply please complete the application form by 12.00pm on Friday 14 June. You will need to submit the following:

  • 200 word abstract proposing the title, content and structure of the presentation.
  • A one-minute video of you presenting your first slide. The video must show your slide and your face (for example, through a PowerPoint or Zoom recording). Each student can submit ONE entry. Please send your video in MP4 format or as a YouTube (or other streaming service) link. Please note that you will not be judged on the quality of the video itself so you do not need to go to great lengths when filming your presentation to enter the competition.
  • Completed consent form.


The 5 selected presenters will each receive a £25 voucher.


To apply please complete the application form by 12.00pm on Friday 14 June.

Successful presenters will be notified two weeks before the event at which point you will be given a presentation time slot and a deadline for your slides.