Festival showcases work of leading postgraduate research students

Fifty outstanding research students from the University will showcase their work at the free public Festival of Postgraduate Research on Monday 6 July between 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Charles Wilson Building.

The students were selected from the 1,600 member postgraduate research community at the University and will present their work in the form of a poster to high-profile judges from research funding bodies, government and industry. For those taking part, the Festival offers an opportunity to meet employers and others in their field and develop their own profile as a researcher. For the University, it is an opportunity to celebrate the strength of its postgraduate research community.

The Festival concludes with an awards ceremony - with winners for the best presentation in four broad discipline areas, a number of specialist prizes, and the Graduate Dean's prize for the best presentation overall.

As well as the annual poster competition, the festival includes the PhDepictions photography competition which requires entrants to create an image that communicates their research, their findings, and their passion for their subject. And the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT), which requires postgraduate researchers to distil their thesis and communicate it orally in no more than three minutes and using no more than one slide. The winners of this competition go on to compete at a national 3MT competition.