Postgraduate, Early Career and Researcher Events

3MT: Three Minute Thesis

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Wednesday 19 February:

10.00 – 12.00: 3MT presentations, Taliesin Arts Centre

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch and 3MT and Poster Competition prize giving, Egypt Centre

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to verbally communicate the significance of their thesis topic and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The only accompaniment is one Power-Point slide. It’s a real challenge!

The competition will be judged by a panel comprising distinguished academics from a range of research disciplines, specialist tutors and a student representative.

Come along to the final presentations and discover what Swansea’s postgraduate community is researching.

Dementia - Exploring and Researching Possibilities

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Wednesday 19 February, 12 - 2pm

SURF Room, Fulton House



A series of presentations about aspects of dementia will be given by researchers to stimulate debate and discussion about this key topic.

To reserve your place please contact Rhian Thomas.

‌The Hows and Whys of Decision Making


The Hows and Whys of Decision Making - Tracking Emerging Evaluations through Motor Movement

Wednesday 19 February, 1pm

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Dr Denis O’Hora, National University of Ireland, Galway



Denis O'Hora graduated from University College Cork in 1998 and completed his postgraduate work at National University of Ireland Maynooth in 1999. In 2002, he took up a lecturing post at London Metropolitan University where he worked for a year before being appointed as a lecturer in behaviour analysis at the University of Ulster.

During his time at the University of Ulster, he was part of the course team that developed the first Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis on the island of Ireland, which was supported by an International Development grant from the Society for the Advancement of Behaviour Analysis (SABA). He was also awarded a Crucible fellowship by NESTA, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts for his work promoting psychology.

He was appointed to his post in the National University of Ireland, Galway in January, 2007. He is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), a member of the international Association for Behaviour Analysis (ABA) a member of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PsSI) and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

DRI Masterclass: Writing a Competitive RCUK bid


Thursday 20 February, 10am – 12pm

ILS Boardroom, Faraday Tower

Dr James Sullivan


Securing funding in your own right offers an opportunity to conduct independent research and even start to build a research group. This Master class will highlight key application areas: scheme guidance notes, demonstrate application forms and processes and give you top tips for writing an engaging and convincing proposal.

To register your interest and book your place please email DRI or for more information contact Roger Way via (60) 2919.

Advancing Women's Careers in Science

Athena SWAN

Thursday 20 February, 12.30 - 2pm

Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey

Swansea University is committed to the advancement and promotion of women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics, which has been recognised through holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award since 2009.


This panel presentation, chaired by Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus form the College of Arts & Humanities and encompassing representatives from the University’s Equal Opportunities department, the Colleges of Engineering, Human and Health Sciences, Medicine and Science will provide participants with information about the Athena SWAN charter including its significance for research, University and College initiatives aimed at promoting women’s careers in science and personal accounts of career pathways. Do come along and participate.

Panel members include Dr Angharad Thomas, Dr Monika Seisenberger, Professor Diane Kelly, Dr Harshinie Karunarathna and Bethan Lewis, Senior Equal Opportunities Officer.

To register your interest to attend please contact Louise Cook.

Welsh Crucible Roadshow

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Friday 21 February, 10 – 11.30am

SURF Room, Fulton House


An opportunity for those interested to apply to the prestigious leadership development programme to meet past participants, ask questions and discuss their applications over coffee and cake.  

To register your interest and book your place please email Sue Ace in APECS.

The Complexities and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Research

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Friday 21 February, 12.30 – 1.30pm

Taliesin Arts Centre

As RCUK funding continues its focus upon interdisciplinary research and with programmes such as Bridging the Gaps (BTG) and Building Global Engagements in Research (BGER) coming to an end what have we learnt at Swansea about the complexities and rewards of undertaking interdisciplinary research?

Come along to this lively panel discussion where practitioners will give you insight into how to become involved in interdisciplinary projects, what are some of the pitfalls to look out for and discuss practical solutions to realising exciting and ground-breaking research you never might have thought possible.

No need to book, bring along your lunch and friends and debate the future of research.

Prologue to a Digital Adventure: Digital Humanities at Swansea University

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Friday 21 February, 2.30- 3.30pm

SURF Room, Fulton House

What is the aspiration for Digital Humanities research and activity at Swansea University? What has been done, what is going on and what could the future hold? This session will aim to bring together anyone active or interested in Digital Humanities to discuss these ideas. Building on previous work, projects and meetings, could there be a bigger role for DH at Swansea?

To register your interest please contact Steve Williams.