Monday 18 June - Friday 22 June 2018
The Graduate School are delighted to announce that this year’s Postgraduate Festival will kick start with a launch event on Monday 18 June at 12noon.
If you wish to take part or organise an event at this year’s festival please contact Felicity Clifford, Postgraduate Experience Officer at email@example.com.
The 7th Annual Postgraduate Festival took place in the glorious sunshine on 16 May 2017 in the new Sibson building. It was wonderful to see so many of our postgraduate students networking and engaging to showcase their endeavours. The variety of work on display highlighted the range and diversity of research being undertaken by postgraduates here at Kent, from dental enamel to government decision-making, lego robots to null knotted solutions. We heard fascinating talks on opportunities for collaborative doctoral research, from alumni on Life After Kent, and a panel discussion on research impact. It was great to welcome speakers from Amazon, Sage Journals and the Science Museum, to name but a few. We also ran sessions on meditation and yoga, to highlight some of the non-academic support available to Kent postgraduates. The Graduate School will be launching it's PG Minds initiative over the summer to reinforce this important message. The KGSA also ran a social event after the formal part of the day to allow the discussions to continue. And finally, many congratulations to the winners of our various prizes, which ranged from £500 for the winner of the 3MT Competition to a big box of chocolate for the public poster vote. Full details of the winners can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback or favourite moments, we'd love to hear from you!
|Thank you to the departments and associations who presented information stands at this year's festival, including Kent Union, Scholarships, Library Services, Skills Training, Kent Innovation and Enterprise, and the Kent Graduate School Association.|
Postgraduate Research at last year's Festival
3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
|We heard from PhD and Masters students who gave fascinating discussions on public mourning, Henrik Ibsen, beachcombing, crytography and fake news. The overall winner was Justyn Campbell-White (PhD Physics) with his presentation on the Beacon Observatory, which included a standing invitation to go and stargaze with the team!|
|Seven Postgraduate Researchers were invited to give a brief research talk in front of a panel comprised of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) of each faculty. We heard from PhD and Masters students who gave fascinating discussions on public mourning, Henrik Ibsen, beachcombing, crytography and fake news.The overall winner was Justyn Campbell-White (PhD Physics) with his presentation on the Beacon Observatory, which included a standing invitation to go and stargaze with the team!|
|As in years past, the standard of research posters was very high, and the judges had their work cut out for them. The faculty winners were Saeed Akkaad (PhD in Chemistry), Annunziata Esposito-Amideo (PhD in Management Science) and Esther Kiburi (MA in Music Composition). The overall winner was Saeed Akkaad, with his poster titled 'Nanocarriers as delivery systems for non-steroidal anti-inflammotry drugs (NSAIDs) to targeted cancer tissues' and the winner of the Public Vote was Annunziata Esposito-Amideo with her poster titled 'Optimization for Disaster Management - A Novel approach to Evacuation Planning'|