The goal of the day is to bring together postgraduate research students to meet each other and share their work

Celebrating Research in Cornwall

A postgraduate research conference is being held at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus for the first time, demonstrating the breadth and impact of the work being carried out on emerging and important global issues in Cornwall.

The conference, being held on Friday March 21, aims to bring together postgraduate research students from across the campus to actively engage in cross-disciplinary discussions and debate, and is an opportunity for students to present their research work in a professional and supportive environment.

Titled Celebrating Research in Cornwall, the conference is organised by students for research students and academic staff from the Penryn and Truro campuses.

Following a welcoming address from Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Affairs and Cornwall Campus), the day’s talks will be divided into four sessions grouped under the categories of Impact, Cornwall, Interdisciplinary Research and Research Methods. 

Subjects range from the impacts of climate change on the mining industry to the risk of acquiring infections from recreational use of natural waters, and awards will be presented for the top three oral and poster presentations of the conference.

Mitch Weegman, a PhD student in Biosciences who is one of the conference organisers, said: “This is a major point of pride for the University as the first PGR conference to be held at the Penryn Campus. The goal of the day is to bring together postgraduate research students to meet each other and share their work. We hope and anticipate that this will become an annual event.”

Dr Rachel Torr, Head of Researcher Development at the University of Exeter, said: “The postgraduate research conference, Celebrating Research in Cornwall, brings together researchers from all disciplines on our Penryn and Truro campuses and provides a wonderful opportunity for our Postgraduate Researchers to get to know one another, practice presenting their research findings, and have fun in an intellectually stimulating environment.”

Date: 20 March 2014

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