The 6th Staffordshire University PgR Conference will take place on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 in the Ashley Centre at Staffordshire University. All our research degree or professional doctorate students are invited as are all research-active or interested academics and support staff. We will also be inviting PGR students from neighbouring Keele and from our partners Buckinghamshire New University.

What is it all about?

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 from the participating Universities 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.

The conference has been designed so that it is suitable for those who are early research students, mid-research students as well as final year students.


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.

Conference Schedule

9:30 – 10:00    Ashley Centre Foyer      Arrival, Registration & Refreshments

10:00 – 10:15   LT01                              Welcome & Introduction

10:15 – 11.15   LT01                              Keynote Speech – details TBC

11.15 – 11.30   Ashley Centre Foyer     Break and Refreshments

11.30 – 13.00   LT1-4                            Paper Presentation Session 1

13.00 – 14.00   Ashley Centre Foyer     Lunch and Poster Presentation

14.00 – 15.30   LT1-4                            Paper Presentation Session 2

15.30 – 15.45   Ashley Centre Foyer     Break and Refreshments

15.45 – 16:15   LT01                              Panel Discussion

16:15 – 17:00   LT01                              3 Minute Thesis Competition

17:00               LT01                              Closing Remarks


How to get involved

You can get involved in the conference by presenting a paper or a poster or by taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition.  Further details are contained in the attachments below. You will need to submit a 300 word abstract outlining your topic. You will need to make your presentation or poster accessible to a non-specialist audience. Please also ensure that you have consulted with your Principal Supervisor/Director of Studies before submitting your abstract. The final deadline for submissions of abstracts for this year’s conference is Monday 23rd April.

2018 PgR Conference Call for Contributions

Pgr Conference 2018 Academic Poster Information

Three Minute Thesis Guidelines 2018 (2)

Booking your place

All conference delegates, regardless of whether or not they not they are presenting or taking part in the Three Minute Thesis competition – should book their place HERE. Please email to let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

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