Oxford Brookes hosts second Student Research Conference

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

student research conference 2017

Oxford Brookes hosts the second Student Research Conference as part of the University's Get Published! initiative.

Last month (Friday 31 March), Oxford Brookes hosted its second Student Research Conference for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students as part of the University's Get Published initiative.  

The event was held in the Forum of the John Henry Brookes Building on the Headington Campus and saw over 80 students showcase their research through posters and discussions with attendees. 

With students from across the four faculties, there was an impressive range of topics on display. Ranging from the the Ebola outbreak to homosexuality in Victorian England, SME business’ challenges in Nigeria and an exploration into how surgery could be considered as craft.

At the end of the conference, which was in an informal, marketplace style, there was an awards ceremony hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience Professor Julie McLeod. 

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Avian Evans was the winner of the undergraduate award for his research entitled What can we do to try to reduce waste in the furniture making and design industry? 

The postgraduate taught award went to Natalie Barcena for her research into Sex trafficking: female survivor needs and implications for social work.

Highly commended students were Evie Day, for her research into the psychological benefits of choral singing, Joshua Harris-Jones for his work on attitudes among vegan communities in Oxford, Stephen Johnson for his research on Europe and the migrant crisis and Martina Adamcikova on the disappearing culture of Tibet. 

All of the posters displayed at the conference, including the winners, can now be viewed on RADAR.