Celebrating excellence in postgraduate research

Monday's Postgraduate Research Conference Showcase 2016 was a great success, with 400 people attending and 130 entries across all categories.

The winning entry of the image competition - 'Water Faberge' by Emily James


The conference gave postgraduates the opportunity to present at a high level to an audience which included senior academics and university staff, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and external guests.

There were four exciting competitions on the day, with prizes given out by the Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands.

The competition winners were:

Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2016

1st - Jane Blackwell – The Paediatric Narcolepsy Project (Medicine and Health)
2nd - Devesh Mistry – Novel liquid crystal optical devices for the ageing eye (MaPS)
3rd - Andrew Moore – Touching Documentaries (Arts Humanities and Cultures)

Poster Competition

1st - Pooja Shah – Angiogenesis - a potential treatment for ischaemic heart disease?
2nd - Maria Hayley – Reconstructing revenge: Thyestes tragedies before Seneca
3rd - Faye Bennett – Forget me not: do medical students want to know more about the lives of body donors? A pilot study

Highly commended: Stephen Parirenyatwa; Lidia Escudero Castejon and Diletta Colette Invernizzi

People’s choice award: Polly Galis – French feminist erotica

Three-Minute Thesis

1st - Marta Giannichi – Merchantable Forest: solution or conservation fallacy?
2nd - Michellie Young – Scratching the surface of contagious itch
3rd (Joint) - Adam Churchman - Oil layer inside microbubbles: a novel production method, towards hydrophobic drug delivery and Sanah Mehnaz - The honour of Muslim women

Image Competition

1st - Emily James - Water Faberge
2nd - Ben Vincent - Ash’s map of their non-binary body


Ben Vincent's 'Ash's Map of their non-binary body'.

Congratulations to all of you.


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