Graduate School hosts 2014 East Midlands Universities Research Student Conference

Posted by ap507 at Sep 22, 2014 12:30 PM |
Annual conference demonstrates a wide variety of subjects from postgraduates
Graduate School hosts 2014 East Midlands Universities Research Student Conference

Sally Ann Hartshorne (University of Leicester) who spoke on "A Heritage Moment: Recognising Heritage in the 1960s Planning of Leicester"

Not many academic conferences cover subjects ranging from: young mens' perspectives on health; the history of regional productions of Shakespeare's plays; ways of improving ventilation systems in Bangladeshi factories; and the links between musicals, social media, and audience engagement.

But delegates to this year's East Midlands Universities Research Student Conference, hosted at the University of Leicester by our Graduate School, heard papers on these and many other subjects representing the diversity of research being undertaken by the region's postgraduates.

This annual conference celebrates the range and quality of the research being undertaken by postgraduates across the region as well as providing the region's research students with the opportunity to come together and form new networks and friendships and gain in confidence as communicators of their research.

The theme of this year’s conference was “original perspectives”.

Formally opened by the Graduate Dean, Professor Sarah Hainsworth from the Department of Engineering, the conference commenced with a keynote address from recent Leicester PhD graduate Dr Irene Zempi.

More details about the conference are available from the Graduate School website.