NTU Doctoral Research Festival

Friday 27 and 28 April 2018

Conferences | Exhibitions | Networking | Workshops

This is an exciting opportunity to hear about the excellent research being undertaken by our talented postgraduate researchers.

  • From: Friday 27 April 2018, 10.30 am
  • To: Saturday 28 April 2018, 3.30 pm
  • Registration: 10.30 am
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham,

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Event details

We are delighted to be able to invite you to participate in the NTU 2018 Doctoral Research Festival at City Campus on 27th and 28th April 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for you to network with other postgraduate researchers, staff and alumni from an exciting range of research areas.

You’ll hear from other inspiring speakers about their multi-disciplinary research, how you might disseminate your work, and career journeys after a doctorate at NTU. You’ll also have the chance to share your research and gain valuable feedback from colleagues, through participation in the poster competition and the ever-popular 3 Minute Thesis presentation competition .

This event is open to staff as well as students, if you supervise postgraduate research students yourself then please encourage them to get involved!

You can attend on either Friday 27th or Saturday 28th April or you will be welcome on both days. Please see the booking information below to find out how to book your place.


Friday 27th April

10.30 am - Registration

11 am - Welcome talk

11.15 am - Multi-disciplinary research and dissemination (NTU speakers)

12 pm - 3 Minute Thesis Challenge - session 1

1 pm - Lunch

2 pm - 3 Minute Thesis Challenge - session 2

3 pm - Research presentations (NTU staff)

4 pm - Disseminating your research (Sharon Potter and Heather Parsonage)

4.40 pm - Break

5 pm - Alumni event

6 pm - 3 Minute Thesis challenge - Day 1 Final

6.15 pm - External winners of 3 Minute Thesis challenge

6.45 pm - Day 1 prize giving

7 pm - Social and networking event

Saturday 28th April

10 am - Registration

10.20 am - Keynote speaker, Pat Thomson

11 am - 3 Minute Thesis challenge - session 1

11.30 am - Guest Speakers

12.30 pm - Lunch

1.30 pm - 3 Minute Thesis challenge - session 2

2 pm - Guest speakers

3 pm - Prize giving

Download your event programme.

Booking information

If you are attending both days then please reserve a place on both of the events.

If you wish to take part in the poster presentation and/or the 3 Minute Thesis presentation challenge then please email your name, student number and the title of your presentation(s) to NTUResearchEvents@ntu.ac.uk along with the date that you have booked to attend.

The deadline to submit your proposed poster presentation and/or 3 Minute Thesis presentation title is 26 March 2018.

Location details


Newton building
Nottingham Trent University


Situated on the University’s City Campus, the Newton building is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

For directions on getting to the City Campus, you can use our Get directions finder. The NTU City Campus postcode is NG1 4FQ.

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