Postgraduate Research Festival


A celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham. 

 The University Graduate School and the UGS Scholars, current postgraduate research students, work together every year to bring the Postgraduate Research Festival to life.  

This is the biggest celebration of postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham, giving postgraduates from different disciplines the opportunity to share their work with the wider University and beyond. The Festival includes a packed programme with most events open to all staff, students, and partners of the University interested in postgraduate research (a particular welcome to PGTs and UGs applying for/considering PG studies!). 

The 2024 Postgraduate Research Festival will be taking place 18 and 19 June 2024. PGRs can register to take part in the Research Poster Competition here, and UoB staff can sign up to judge the competiton here.

The Festival takes place in June, across two days and is based on campus. There will be a variety of events designed to bring the community together with Keynote Speakers on both days, lighting talks from PGRs on their methodology, impact, and development in 'PGR Talks', and the chance for the whole postgraduate community to come together and explore topical subjects in 'UGS Discussions'.

The Festival also includes the annual Research Poster Competition, which is open to all postgraduate researchers (full-time, part-time, distance) who are currently registered at the University of Birmingham. PGRs can enter the Research Poster Competition in-person and online, with both judges's and public awards up for grabs.

 How to Get Involved: Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate research students can get involved with the research festival in a number of ways. You can enter a poster in the annual Research Poster Competition, or submit an abstract to give a PGR Talk at the event. 

Postgraduate taught students can get involved with UGS Discussions, an event designed to get you talking with your postgraduate community about a range of topical issues. If you're heading into or thinking about PhD study, it's a fantastic way to broaden your understanding of your field and meet other budding researchers.

All UoB postgraduates are invited to join us for UGS Discussions and the Festival's programme of exciting events.


 How to Get Involved: Undergraduate Students

All students at the University of Birmingham and members of the wider university community are invited to attend the Postgraduate Research Festival. It's a fantastic opportunity to learn about the innovative and cutting-edge research happening in your subject, or to find out more about postgraduate study. More information about what events are open to you will be available on the UGS Eventbrite registration page soon!

Save the date! Join us in the Teaching and Learning Building, 18 & 19 June 2024.

 How to Get Involved: Staff

Staff are cordially encouraged to attend the Festival to support our postgraduate community and learn more about their exciting work. Any help you can give us in sharing news and information about the Festival with students would also be greatly appreciated.
Save the date! Join us in the Teaching and Learning Building, 18 & 19 June 2024.


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