University to showcase research stars of tomorrow

The University of Leicester’s annual event celebrating postgraduate research returns this week, providing members of the public the opportunity to discover more about the diverse range of cutting-edge work of the University’s Postgraduate Researchers.

On 29 June the Graduate School will hold its final showcase event of the year, the thirteenth annual Festival of Postgraduate Research. Fifty postgraduate students from a range of disciplines will present alongside an academic poster of their research in the 02 Academy in the University’s Students’ Union, engaging visitors in discussions of their work. Staff, students and members of the public are welcome between 10am - 1pm to discover more about postgraduate research at the University.

The presenters were shortlisted from over one hundred initial entrants based on the strength of their research abstract. They have since spent the last few months working on their research poster as well as honing their communication skills in order to portray their research in a clear and concise manner to visitors, no matter their familiarity with the discipline.

The Festival isn’t just an opportunity for guests to discover more about postgraduate research however, with prizes available for those who most effectively communicate their work through the combination of their poster, and engaging with the panel of judges. Twenty-three esteemed judges have been invited to the Festival, with backgrounds in a broad range of public and private sector work including members of Leicester City Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, as well as specialists in a variety of research and enterprise roles.