Postgraduate Research Events

 

T‌he Brilliant Club - Opportunity to work as a PhD Tutor in 2018-19

This is an opportunity we greatly encourage you to find out more about, you can do so by joining one of The Brilliant Club’s short information webinars which will be taking place at regular intervals over the coming months – register interest here.

Through working as a tutor with The Brilliant Club, you will:

•          Join a community of over 1200 researchers working to make access to university fair   for school pupils from underrepresented backgrounds

•          Develop teaching experience through small group tutorial delivery

•          Receive high-quality training and support

•          Enhance your employability skills

•          Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience in the local community

•          Be paid £500 per placement

Click here to watch a short video of current PhD tutors talking about their experience.

Further information about what the charity offers both pupils who take part in the programme and you as PhD tutors, can be found on The Brilliant Club’s website where you can apply to take part too.

“The whole experience of participating in The Scholar's Programme was fulfilling and inspiring. I feel that I did something useful for a good purpose and also had the chance to assess and improve myself.”Anonymous, Swansea University researcher

 

Being Human Masterclass - 28th June, Senate House, University of London

This full day event is geared towards Being Human Festival organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities. Mixing presentations and hands on workshops, the day covers most of the major areas of putting together a successful public engagement activity, from coming up with an idea through to evaluation and pitching to the media.

Alongside presentations from some inspiring Being Human organisers from the past few years, there will also be hands-on workshops in the following areas:

  • Creating innovative event formats
  • Working in partnership with communities
  • Evaluation and demonstrating impact
  • Working with the media

The day will conclude with a panel geared towards working with the media. This panel will feature contributions from academic, broadcaster and Being Human director Professor Sarah Churchwell, public philosopher Nigel Warburton (Aeon, Philosophy Bites) and journalist and editor Alex Clark (Guardian, TLS, Radio 4). This event is supported by Routledge Taylor Francis.

* PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE * 

The event costs £20 to attend | £10 students/unwaged (please bring evidence of your status for registration on the day). 

We have kept the fee as low as possible and it is only being used to cover some basic running costs, including refreshments and lunch which will be provided to all delegates. 

If you’re interested in getting involved in the festival in coming years, or just want to learn more about public engagement generally, this should be a useful day.

To book, please visit: https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16196

 

 

Postgraduate Research Showcase Event - 16th May 2018

 

3MT Winner 2017

We are proud to announce that we are holding our first annual PGR Showcase on Wednesday 16th May 2018!

This is an exciting celebration of the diverse research our Postgraduate Research (PGR) students are completing, from all Academic Colleges across the University, and we would like it if you could join us!

The event will feature the exhilarating final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, where one finalist will become the Swansea University winner. Two PGR students from each of the seven Colleges will share their passion for their research and face the challenge of informing and engaging a multidisciplinary audience about their research topic in less than three minutes! This competition provides an exciting snapshot of the incredible diversity of research happening right now at Swansea University.

Students will have a further opportunity to win prizes at the Swansea University PGR Poster Competition, where each of the five finalists will present their poster to try to impress the judging panel.

The PGR Showcase will also see the return of the ever popular “Porridge with the Professor” event; this is a unique opportunity for PGR students to have breakfast with some of the University’s most esteemed professors, to discover more about life in academia and to seek valuable advice about how to be a successful researcher.

The day will be rounded off with an Awards Ceremony, hosted by Swansea University’s Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, where the incredible achievements of Swansea University’s PGR students will be recognised, and the winner of 3MT and the Poster Competition will be announced.

All are welcome at the 3MT final and PGR Poster Competition, so why not join the audience to discover more about the exciting research happening right now at Swansea University?

Follow our exciting updates on Twitter @PGRSwansea

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The running order for the day is as follows:

8.30am – 10am - Porridge with the Professor (by prior arrangement only)

11am – 1pm - Swansea University Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final, Taliesin theatre – all welcome, reserve your place here

1.45pm – 2.30pm – Swansea University PGR Poster Competition Final – all welcome, posters will be displayed in Room West, Fulton House from 1pm onwards, alongside PGR entries to the Research as Art competition. Lunch will be provided.

3pm – 4pm – Awards Ceremony – Room West, Fulton House. Refreshments will be provided.

 

 

 3MT Logo

 

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2018 

 

When? Wednesday 16th May, 11.00 - 13.00

Where? Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University

Two postgraduate research students from each of Swansea University's Academic Colleges will share their passion for their research and face the challenge of informing and engaging a multidisciplinary audience about their research topic in less than three minutes! 

This competition provides an exciting snapshot of the incredible diversity of research happening at Swansea University. With topics including youth justice in Wales, the Harry Potter novels, quantum computers, activity trackers for people with Cystic Fibrosis, monitoring invasive species, children’s online safety, how to improve the success of weight loss surgery, entrepreneurship in Wales and many others, there is something to interest everyone!

All are welcome, so why not join the audience to discover more about the exciting research happening right now at Swansea University?

There is limited parking on Singleton Campus but additional parking is available on the recreation ground next to the University.

Follow our exciting updates on Twitter @PGRSwansea, Facebook PGRSwanseaUni,#3MTSwansea

 

Famelab Logo

 

Famelab Competition 2018

 

Congratulations to Laura O-Dea on being the all Wales winner who will be competiting at the UK final this month. For more information about FameLab visit: cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/famelab/  

Swansea University postgraduate research students participated in this year’s Swansea heat of the Famelab competition, which aims to engage the general public with current issues and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine. Researchers will have just three minutes to present their topic, with no slides – just the props they are able to carry on to stage with them!

The competition took place at the National Waterfront Museum on Wednesday 24th January at 7.30pm. 

Famelab Final 2017

Swansea University entrants have gone far in the competition over the last couple of years. Carol Glover from the College of Engineering was the runner-up in the UK competition last year. She said, “FameLab is a brilliant concept, offering a platform for scientists to practice communicating their research passions in a concise format that is both understandable and exciting for the audience. The experience has been invaluable for me."

Amy Jenkins got to the UK final in 2016 and said, “Competing in FameLab was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend anyone to take part!”

 

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017

 

Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Davies, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin Scott and Dean for Postgraduate Research Professor Nuria Lorenzo Dus opened Swansea University’s annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition on 2nd May 2017.  3MT provides the perfect opportunity to hear the diversity of research being undertaken by our postgraduate researchers.  This year’s competition saw seventeen research students from a wide range of disciplines battle it out on stage for a place in Vitae’s UK 3 Minute Thesis Semi-Final.  Their challenge was to present a compelling spoken presentation of their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.  The PGR Office would like to extend our thanks to all participants; the standard of presentations was outstanding.  The winner Anna Torrens Burton is a final year Psychology student in the College of Human and Health Sciences.  Anna’s presentation was ‘Subjective Feelings and Cognitive Slowing’.  The runner up Paul Byrne, a first year student from the College of Engineering studying Materials Engineering, delivered his research about ‘Advanced Nuclear Reactor Design’. 

This is just a quick message to let you know about a ‘Being Human Masterclass’ event that we are running in a few weeks at Senate House, University of London. (June 28th)

 

This full day event is geared towards Being Human Festival organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities. Mixing presentations and hands on workshops, the day covers most of the major areas of putting together a successful public engagement activity, from coming up with an idea through to evaluation and pitching to the media.


Alongside presentations from some inspiring Being Human organisers from the past few years, there will also be hands-on workshops in the following areas:
 

  • Creating innovative event formats
  • Working in partnership with communities
  • Evaluation and demonstrating impact
  • Working with the media


The day will conclude with a panel geared towards working with the media. This panel will feature contributions from academic, broadcaster and Being Human director Professor Sarah Churchwell, public philosopher Nigel Warburton (Aeon, Philosophy Bites) and journalist and editor Alex Clark (Guardian, TLS, Radio 4). This event is supported by Routledge Taylor Francis.

 

* PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE * 

 

The event costs £20 to attend | £10 students/unwaged (please bring evidence of your status for registration on the day). 

 

We have kept the fee as low as possible and it is only being used to cover some basic running costs, including refreshments and lunch which will be provided to all delegates. 

 

If you’re interested in getting involved in the festival in coming years, or just want to learn more about public engagement generally, this should be a useful day.

 

To book, please visit: https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/16196

 

 

3MT Competition 2017 Winner Anna Torrens Burton

Anna with trophies

3MT Competition 2017 Runner Up Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Jessica Minett, College of Science