Postgraduate Research Festival

Enhancing research on a global scale

Thursday 11 May 2023, Maritime Museum Liverpool

The Postgraduate Research Festival is a chance for the whole PGR Community to get together, share ideas, practise presenting to a wide audience, take part in a programme of activities and hear from engaging speakers on topics related to the PGR experience and research community. Planning is led by a team of PGR Festival Assistants, who are all doctoral researchers. 

The 2023 Festival coincided with Liverpool’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest, providing a perfect opportunity to reflect on global themes. The programme included panel discussions on topics from EDIR and global scholarship to international PGR experiences. Keynote Dr Catherine Baker (University of Hull) drew on her research into the cultural politics of Eurovision to illustrate ways for PGRs to build international research networks.

15 presenters took part in the University final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and 60 PGRs presented research posters. The 3MT winner was Hanna Nsugbe from HSS who now goes through to the quarter finals of the UK 3MT competition in July, with her presentation ‘Could

YOU get away with murder? Diplomatic immunity as a get out of jail free card’. 

See below for a full list of winners.  

#PGRFest23 - enhancing doctoral research on a global scale

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Postgraduate Research Posters

Three Minute Thesis

PGR Festival planning team

Previous PGR Festivals