University of Leeds PGR Conference

SHOWCASE 2014 – The 5th annual University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference

 

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‘Celebrating Excellence in Postgraduate Research’

Thursday 4th December 2014

(Great Hall, Baines Wing and Parkinson Court)

 

 

The University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference is the annual University wide showcase of postgraduate research and a celebration of the significant contribution postgraduate researchers make to the research profile of the University. This conference is free and open to all staff and postgraduate students at the University of Leeds.

The conference will include the following competitions

Speaking about last year’s conference, Dr Peter Gardner, Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, said: “The Showcase conference does what it says on the tin…it demonstrates that postgraduate researchers are at the heart of the research activity of this University. Everybody should attend to witness the wide range of excellent work and the talented students from across the Faculties”.

Participating in the conference competitions gives you the opportunity to share your research with the wider research community and get feedback on your work. It also enhances a number of skills including presenting, writing, preparation of posters and above all communicating your research to a non-specialist audience.

To view a presentation on last year’s awards ceremony go to: http://www.pgrconference.leeds.ac.uk/files/2013/02/Winners-2013-awards-ceremony-presentation.pdf and to view a list of winners go to: http://www.pgrconference.leeds.ac.uk/files/2013/02/Showcase_2013_winners.pdf

To hear why research students have taken part in the past listen to our pod-casts at: https://soundcloud.com/uolpgrconference/uol-pgr-conference-interviews

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Criteria for ‘Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2014′1

Nominations should take into account the following criteria:

  1. Ability to communicate research to the lay and non-specialist research audience in terms of e.g. application of findings for economic, social or cultural benefit: the significance of the contribution/potential contribution of the research to the academic subject area.
  1. Impact/potential impact of the research in terms of e.g. application of findings for economic or social benefit; the significance of the contribution/potential contribution of the research to the academic subject area.

Process:

1 As a reference, past entries are available on our Showcase YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/ldspgrconference and Showcase website http://www.pgrconference.leeds.ac.uk/showcase-2013/

Eligibility: The competition is open to all postgraduate researchers who have not submitted their thesis by 31st August 2014. Award winners from the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ‘Postgraduate Researcher of the Year’ competition are not eligible to enter.

Deadline for nominations: Directors of Postgraduate Research Studies should forward their Faculty nomination to Samantha Aspinall by Friday 24th October 2014.

Contact details: Samantha Aspinall, Graduate Training and Support Centre, SDDU, Room 1.35 Parkinson Building email: s.l.aspinall@leeds.ac.uk

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