University of Leeds PGR Conference

Showcase 2013 – The 4th Annual University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference

  ‘Celebrating Excellence in Postgraduate Research’  

Held Monday 2nd December 2013

(Great Hall and Parkinson Court)

 Congratulations to all who took part!


 Find out who won: 2013 Awards Ceremony presentation; List of winners

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. 

In 2013 the conference had the following competitions

•The University of Leeds Postgraduate Researcher of the Year: 1st Martin Muir (Faculty of Engineering); 2nd Jim Tiernan (Faculty of Medicine and Health); 3rd joint David Shearing (Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communication); 3rd Joint Claire Nash (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

• Postgraduate Research Image of the Year: Joint 1st Matt Amison (Faculty of Environment); Joint 1st Alex Wright (Faculty of Medicine and Health); 2nd Eleanor Jew (Faculty of Environment)

• Postgraduate Research Poster of the Year: 1st Nicola Buckland (Faculty of Medicine and Health); 2nd Fran Darlington (Faculty of Environment); 3rd joint Chung Gilliland (Faculty of Education Social Sciences and Law); 3rd Joint Jonathan Acomb (Faculty of Engineering)

• Three Minute Thesis: 1st Rachael Kelley (Faculty of Medicine and Health); 2nd Cara Attenborough (Faculty of Arts); 3rd Nic Gowland (Faculty of Biological Sciences)

• Showcase Movie: 1st Alex Wright (Faculty of Medicine and Health); 2nd Crispian Neill (Faculty of Arts); 3rd Saima Ahmed (Faculty of Medicine and Health) 

And there is also the Thesis Twitter Conference 2013 which runs on Twitter on the 10th December Details

             “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”. Dr Peter Gardner, Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health

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 hear why some research students took part in the conference last year listen to our podcast.

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