Staffordshire University’s 5th Postgraduate Research Conference will be held on Wednesday 24th May 2017. As in previous years the aim of this year’s conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary, inclusive and supportive environment where students and staff can meet to present and discuss research plans and activities. If previous conferences are anything to go by, the posters and presentations will cover an extremely diverse and exciting range of topics. In addition to developing your skills in presenting to a diverse academic audience and receiving constructive feedback on your poster or paper presentation, a really important part of the Conference are the informal opportunities that will be available to network with others on the PgR journey.


Schedule for the Day

9:30 – 10:00:  Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.00 – 10.15: Welcome and introduction

10.15 – 11.15:   Keynote speech by Dr Helen Kara: Creative Research Methods

11.15 – 11.30:   Refreshments

11.30 – 13:00: Paper presentation sessions

13:00 – 14:45: Lunch and poster presentations

14:45 – 16:15:  Paper presentation sessions

16:15 – 17:15:   Three Minute Thesis Competition and closing remarks


Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote will be delivered by Dr Helen Kara – researcher, writer, teacher, speaker and Visiting Fellow at Staffordshire University. She’ll be speaking on the subject of creative research methods.


How to get involved

You can get involved in the conference by presenting a paper or a poster, displaying your work (we will have room for a limited number of display tables) or by taking part in our Three-minute Thesis competition.  And this year – for the first time – we’ll enable students who aren’t able to attend the conference in person to participate by submitting a slideshow presentation with audio narration.


Call for Contributions

We invite you to submit a 300-word abstract summarising the content of your proposed paper or poster to by Wednesday 26th April 2017. Please ensure that you have consulted with your Principal Supervisor/Director of Studies before submitting your Abstract. See the attached guidance documents for further details and a submission proforma:

2017 PgR Conference Call for Contributions

Pgr Conference 2017 Academic Poster Information

Three Minute Thesis Guidelines 2017


Booking Your Place

All attendees, regardless of whether or not they will be presenting their work at the conference, should book their places using the below form:

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Postgraduate Research Conference 2015 Lecture Listening

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