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Faculty Research Week

Faculty Research Week celebrates the significant contribution that postgraduate research students (PGRs) make to academic life, allowing students a platform to share their own research and gain valuable feedback.

Participation also enhances understanding of current post-graduate research activity across the Faculty and promotes inter-faculty communication and research networks, providing students with the opportunity to support like-minded colleagues. The conference develops researching skills crucial to presenting, writing, poster preparation and communicating research to an audience. The conference usually involves Faculty PGR Students, Faculty staff and keynote speakers from industry and academia.

Participation and attendance at the conference is mandatory and forms part of the PGR ‘Annual Monitoring Exercise’ which ultimately enables your progression to the next stage of your research studies. Depending on the year of study, students are expected to prepare either a paper presentation, poster presentation or elevator pitch and prizes are awarded on the final day of the Conference – usually in categories for ‘Best Paper’, ‘Best Poster’, ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Best Potential Impact’. Judged by key members of Faculty research staff, previous winners have gone on to be put forward to present at the University’s Research Week… with the opportunity to be named as ‘Best Overall University Researcher’.

Faculty Research Week 2018

The 2018 Faculty Research Week took place between Monday 14 May – 18 May 2018. The event this year largely took place in the Adaptive Leaning Zone, which enabled us to run parallel sessions of Presentations, Elevator Pitches and Poster Presentations.

Professor Robin Leatherbarrow (Pro-Vice Chancellor Research, Scholarship and Knowledge Transfer) and Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a (Executive Dean of FET) closed the week with a prizegiving ceremony with prizes awarded to the Best Poster; Paper; Elevator Pitch; Oral Presentation, and Best Potential Impact.

The proceedings for Faculty Research Week are now available here

Faculty Research Week 2017

The 2017 Faculty Research Week took place between 22-26 May 2017 in the Adaptive Leaning Zone – enabling us to run parallel sessions of presentations, elevator pitches and poster presentations. The presentations were recorded for students to view and improve future presentations. These will be made available, as in previous years, on the Faculty video page.

Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a (Dean of FET) closed the week with a prize-giving ceremony, with prizes awarded to the ‘Best Poster’, ‘Paper’, ‘Elevator Pitch’, ‘Oral Presentation’ and ‘Potential Impact’.

The proceedings for FRW are now available here.

Faculty Research Week 2016

Faculty Research Week in 2016 took place in May, again, largely in the Adaptive Leaning Zone. YouTube was introduced this year and at one point we had reached 780 different viewers within a 48hr period and 1400 over the week. The presentations were recorded for students to view and improve on presentation skills going forward and these will be made available as per previous years on the Faculty Video page. Professor Robin Leatherbarrow (Pro VC Research and Scholarship) closed the week with a prize giving ceremony with prizes awarded to the ‘Best Poster’, ‘Paper’, ‘Elevator Pitch’, ‘Oral Presentation’ and ‘Potential Impact’. 

The proceedings for FRW are now available here.