Best poster for CaHRU student at the 2014 Postgraduate Student Conference

On the 3rd April 2014 three PhD students from CaHRU, Fiona Togher, Mohammad Iqbal and Jolien Vos attended the eighth Annual Postgraduate Student Conference at University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park Conference Centre at which Jolien won a prize for the best poster!

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The conference, which focused on Methods & Methodologies, sought to bring together interested postgraduate and undergraduate students with staff across various disciplines. After a warm welcome from Prof Mike Neary (Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of Lincoln), Dr Marcello Ruta (Senior Lecturer in Life Sciences) opened the conference with a keynote on “Rates and Evolution: A step-by-step guide”.

This inspiring presentation was followed by four parallel sessions in which postgraduate students took the lead and presented their work. Attendees in each session were treated to three presentations from a diverse range of Jolien_posterbackgrounds: Psychology, Life Sciences, Sport & Exercise, Business, Humanities and Computer Science. This was followed by an opportunity to talk to colleagues before the second set of presentations. The second parallel session included work presented from the field of Social & Political Sciences, Media, Art & Design and Performing Arts. Lunch followed, accompanied by a speech based performance monologue on the concept of method. Attendees had further the chance to take a look at the exhibits and posters.

The second half of the conference was launched with an interactive networking session that gave delegates the opportunity to meet and talk with others from different disciplines. This flowed into the next poster session and the afternoon continued with four parallel workshops: philosophy of research, ethical practice in research, what’s next in our postgraduate career and raising your profile on social media.

A recap of the day brought the conference to an end. Prizes for the best presentation, exhibit and poster wrapped up this wonderful day! The University of Lincoln’s Graduate School can look back on a very successful day.

By Jolien Vos

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