Professor Cox will officially open the festival with a welcome at the Sibson Building at 13.30 alongside Dean for the Graduate School, Professor Paul Allain. Prior to this, there will be a networking lunch from 12.00 and the chance to learn about current postgraduate research taking place with a series of poster presentations.
The day will also include the final of the Kent Three Minute Thesis competition, followed by a series of breakout sessions covering topics of teaching, postgraduate life and scholarly communication.
Dr David Roberts from the School of Anthropology and Conservation will host the academic talk discussing the global online trade of wildlife and work he is doing to help clamp down on the illegal trade that exists within this market, such as around elephant ivory or rare orchids.
Throughout the week there will a mix of other events taking place including postgraduate career advice with experts from the Careers and Employability Service, tips for tailoring CVs for a career in academia and even the chance to try yoga, powerwalking or Chi Kung meditation.
For more information about the Postgraduate Festival and what the week has to offer visit the Graduate School website.