Annual conference celebrates pioneering postgraduate research at the University of Lincoln

Postgraduate Student Conference at Riseholme Park

Postgraduate students will be exhibiting their work in a celebration of research across the University of Lincoln, as it hosts its seventh Annual Postgraduate Student Conference.

The conference, which will showcase discoveries being made, applied and critiqued by current postgraduate research students, will take place on Thursday 18th April at the Riseholme Park Conference Centre within the University’s Riseholme Park Campus.

Throughout the conference, postgraduate students will present a multitude of innovative research projects to delegates, through presentations, displays and art exhibitions. The one-day event will be opened by a key note speech from Distinguished Professor of Social Research, Stephen McKay, which will provide important insight into ‘The Craft of Research: A View from the Social Sciences’.

The conference will also include a series of workshops and instructive Q&A panel sessions, hosted by Professor Mike Neary, the University of Lincoln’s Dean of Teaching and Learning and Director of The Graduate School.

Professor Neary said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the research undertaken by our postgraduate students here at the University of Lincoln. The conference seeks to demonstrate that the spirit of research is not the preserve of any particular subject or discipline, but is what all researchers share in common and constitutes what is essential about higher education – ‘the idea of the University’.”

Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Scott Davidson, added: “Research is what distinguishes universities from other kinds of educational institution and here at the University of Lincoln we actively promote the excitement and value of research endeavour to all our students. Among our postgraduate students there is a truly astounding range and depth of high quality research and we are looking forward to seeing this showcased at our Annual Postgraduate Student Conference.”

The Annual Postgraduate Student Conference is part of Postgraduate Week 2013, which takes place from Monday 15th – Friday 19th April, as a celebration of the entire postgraduate community at the University of Lincoln. This year’s programme includes presentations, advice sessions, career and library workshops and evening debate opportunities regarding “The Future of Academic Publishing”. The week will conclude with an evening drinks reception and quiz night, hosted at the Graduate School.

The University’s Graduate School promotes the development of postgraduate activity and champions the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University. The University of Lincoln is currently home to over 1,300 postgraduate students.

The Annual Postgraduate Student Conference is open to all staff and students at the University of Lincoln, and will take place from 9am to 5pm on Thursday 18th April, with registration open from 8:30am. For more information, and to register for your free place, visit:

If you would like further information regarding the conference or Postgraduate Week, please contact the Graduate School at

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