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The postgraduate research café has been created to provide an opportunity for you to showcase your research in an informal setting and network with researchers from a variety of disciplines.

The Graduate School runs the postgraduate research café at Canterbury and Medway campuses. Each café features one or two 20 minute talks from postgraduate researchers from different disciplines, with a chance for questions, debate and networking over tea and coffee. This relaxed event aims to bring postgraduates together, foster cross-disciplinary networks, and provide a supportive context for research discussion.

To contribute at Canterbury or Medway in 2017, or for more information contact:

    Upcoming Café dates: Canterbury Campus 2016

    Location: Staff-Student Social Space

    Cornwallis East, 3rd floor



    Thursday 19 January 14.00-16.00

    Thursday 16 February 14.00-16.00

    Thursday 16 March 14.00-16.00



    Medway Research Café is coordinated by Sona Vyskocilova and Aiste Steponenaite. Please contact them if you have any queries.

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    Forthcoming Cafés


    Thursday 19 January, (2-4pm)

    Keep motivated: Want to get back into the PhD groove after the Christmas break? Dr Matthew Copping joins us to discuss keeping focused, motivated and confident.

    Chloe Trainor (School of History) will present on ''Little Cripples-but happy in their lot': Alienation or Inclusion? How craft worked at Chailey Heritage'.



    Work Smarter: what technologies could help you in your research? 

    Thursday 16 February, (2-4pm)

    From time management to transcription, mind mapping to speedreading, find out about available assistive technologies that can help you with your research projects and study needs. Ben Watson leads this session. Find out more at



    Thinking of partcipating in the Three Minute Thesis competition? Rehearse your presentation at the Research café. Come along on 16 March.


    This year's presentations so far:

    17 November: Rosemary Walters (School of English) will present on 'Charles Causley: Moderation, Movement and Modernism' and Nicole Brown (SSPSSR) will speak about 'The construction of academic identity under the influence of fibromyalgia'.

    On Thursday 20 October Jellina Davies presented on 'Governance of Welfare and Homelessness: the implementation of the benefit cap policy in London' and Martin Rooke discussed 'The pervasiveness of risk in society'.


    Photographs of Jellina, Martin and from a talk by Stuart Mather (Medway School of Pharmacy) on “An introduction to the Viral Pseudotype Unit: Pseudovirus serologics and pharmacologics” (2 October 2016).


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    Jellina's presentation

    Martin's presentation

    Stuart's presentation

    Stuart and Carmen

    Medway Research Cafe



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Last Updated: 12/01/2017