Festival Prize Winners

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the winners of the 12th Festival of Postgraduate Research, held at the University of Leicester 7 July 2016.

2016 Winners 

Prize winners at the Twelfth Festival of Postgraduate Research

The Festival of Postgraduate Research is where the University gets to showcase the best of its research student talent and this year the standard of entries was very high. Our expert judges were extremely impressed by the breadth and quality of work on display and the knowledge and passion for research demonstrated by our presenters. The Festival concluded with a keynote speech 'Communication in Science: It's All About the Passion' by Dr Adrian Parton MBE, celebrated Cambridge microbiologist, highly successful business-person and renowned philanthropist.

Media Prize
The Leicester Mercury Media Prize for the entry with most potential as a media story was won by Reshma Chauhan (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences) for her poster 'DROP DEAD in less than 60 minutes'.
Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Reshma Chauhan (Media Prize Winner), Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)

  Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean) and Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)
with Reshma Chauhan (Media Prize Winner)

 

Distance-Learning Category
Yim Ling Sung (School of Management) won this year's prize in the Distance Learning (poster-only) category, sponsored by the Graduate School, for the poster 'How Do Older, Low-Skilled Workers Cope with Unemployment?'.
Yim Ling Sung, winning poster for the Distance Learning (poster-only) Category

 Yim Ling Sung's winning poster 'How Do Older, Low-Skilled Workers Cope with Unemployment?'

 

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
The prizes for Best Two Posters in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities sponsored by the Graduate School went to Laurence Droy (Department of Sociology) for his poster 'Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Explaining the occurrence of a harmful practice with computational simulations of social groups' and Emma Reddy (School of English) for her poster Paris, Modernism and Artificial Light (1900-1939).
Laurence Droy (CSSAH Winner 1), Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Emma Reddy (CSSAH Winner 2), Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Hainsworth and Dr Parton with Laurence Droy (CSSAH Winner 1)
and Emma Reddy (CSSAH Winner 2)

 

College of Science and Engineering
The prize for Best Poster in the College of Science and Engineering sponsored by the Leicester Alumni Association went to Joe Emmings (Department of Geology) for his poster 'Rewinding the Clock 330 Million Years to Help Understand UK Shale Gas Potential'.
Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), John Flynn (Leicester Alumni Association), Joe Emmings (CSE Winner) Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Hainsworth, John Flynn (Leicester Alumni Association)
and Dr Parton with Joe Emmings (CSE Winner)

 

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
The prizes for Best Poster in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology sponsored by the Leicester City Council was won by Reshma Chauhan (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences) for her poster 'DROP DEAD in less than 60 minutes'.
Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Reshma Chauhan (CMBSP Prize Winner), Ted Cassidy MBE (Councilor, Leicester City Council), Dr Adrian Parton MBE (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Hainsworth, Ted Cassidy MBE (Councilor, Leicester City Council)
and Dr Parton MBE with Reshma Chauhan (CMBSP Prize Winner)

 

Graduate Dean’s Prize
The Graduate Dean’s Prize for Best Overall Poster sponsored by the British Library went to Emma Reddy (School of English) for her poster Paris, Modernism and Artificial Light (1900-1939).
Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Emma Reddy (Graduate Dean Prize Winner), James Perkins (Research & Postgraduate Development Manager, The British Library) Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Hainsworth, James Perkins (Research & Postgraduate Development Manager, The British Library)
and Dr Parton with Emma Reddy (Graduate Dean Prize Winner)

 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) prizes sponsored by the Graduate School went to the winner Sameer Kurmani (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences) for his presentation "Blood Cells Chew the Fat: A New way to Treat Heart Disease?", and Runner-up Akang Ekpenyong-Akiba (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology) for her presentation "Towards Cellular Spring-cleaning".
Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Sameer Kurmani (3MT Winner), Dr Adrain Parton (Keynote Speaker)Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Akang Ekpenyong-Akiba (3MT Runner Up), Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)
Professor Hainsworth and Dr Parton with Sameer Kurmani (3MT Winner) Professor Hainsworth and Dr Parton with Akang Ekpenyong-Akiba (3MT Runner Up)

 

PhDepictions
The PhDepictions prizes sponsored by the Graduate School went to the winner Robert Ott (School of Management) for his photograph "The Callus", and Runner-up Riya George (School of Psychology) for her photograph "Seeing the person behind the patient."

 

Winning Photograph: The Callus by Robert Ott

Robert Ott's winning photograph "The Callus"

 Professor Sarah Hainsworth (Graduate Dean), Riya George (PhDepictions Runner Up), Dr Adrian Parton (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Hainsworth and Dr Parton with Riya George (3MT Runner-up)

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