On Wednesday 15th June, the School of Management held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference opened by Prof. Marc Clement.

The conference saw students presenting their work to peers and academics, allowing them to receive valuable feedback on their work and giving all an opportunity to see how different students are approaching their research.  The conference ran throughout the day and was well attended by students and staff from the School of Management.  Guests were invited to attend presentations from nearly 20 PGR students on topics ranging from social media, to consumer behaviour and equality of pay in the workplace.  

During the afternoon we were joined by Prof. Hilary Lappin-Scott who gave an inspiring and encouraging speech to the students. She spoke about her own experiences supervising PhD Students and emphasised the importance of the conference, expressing her hopes to see more PGR activities such as this across the University in the future.

The conference also offered the students a chance to ask senior academics questions relating to their doctoral journeys and future careers during an afternoon panel session.

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Professor Yogesh Dwivedi, Director of Research, said:  "Such events are critical for developing a conducive research environment in the School, so I am truly grateful to both the Research Committee and the Executive Board for approving and supporting this event.  Thank you to all of the students for their hard work in preparing and presenting their work; we hope that you enjoyed sharing your work with colleagues in the School. The conference was a resounding success and we look forward to the next one!"

We would like to thank everyone involved with the PGR Conference and we hope to see many more successful conferences in the future.