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09:00 - 18:30

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Interested in doing research? Find out more about the richness and variety of postgraduate research undertaken at LJMU by joining our Postgraduate Research Festival on 11 May at the Maritime Museum in Liverpool.

During this day-long event, you will network, attend panel discussions, hear from engaging speakers on topics related to research, and have the opportunity to ask our postgraduate students what it’s like to be a researcher. This event also includes an exhibition of 50 of the research projects currently in development here at LJMU and the chance to watch the University’s final of the Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) competition when around 18 researchers compete for the best thesis pitch.

Refreshments and lunch will also be provided. Please note there are only 20 places available for this event if you are a member of the public or a current LJMU student considering progressing into research.

If you are an LJMU Postgraduate Researcher and are attending as an audience member and/or a presenter, please book your place on eDoc here. LJMU staff members can book via Event Brite.

Event Schedule:

  • 9:00-9:30 - Registration, teas and coffees 
  • 9:30-10:00 - Welcome 
  • 10:00-11:00 - ‘Making a difference with research’ LJMU academics from a range of disciplines discuss the ways in which their research has had an impact.
  • 11:00-11:45 - Parallel sessions and roundtable discussions on different aspects of the postgraduate research experience, including sharing of personal doctoral journeys (thinking process, challenges, successes) and a discussion on researching with a disability/SEN.
  • 11:45-12:00 - Break 
  • 12:00-1:00 - Poster session with around 60 posters on display, this is a chance to speak to our researchers about their projects and vote for a 'People's Choice' winner.
  • 1:00-2:00 - Lunch 
  • 2:00-3:30 - Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Final A fast-paced research communication competition, challenging Researchers to present on their projects and its significance in just 180 seconds. Audience members can then vote for a 'People's Choice' winner.
  • 3:30-4:00 – Break
  • 4:00-4:45 - Keynote: Dr Xine Yao, lecturer in American Literature at UCL, 2020 BBC Radio 3/AHRC New Generation Thinker, and co-host of PhDivas, a podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide.
  • 5:00-6:30 - Closing words, prize announcements and drinks reception 

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