Know your onions: mentoring excellence and the power of undergraduate research

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OLS 17-18: Know your onions

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Professor Helen Walkington will make the case for students to share their research findings in a variety of formats. She will also provide evidence for the way in which expert mentors can support undergraduate researchers.


Undergraduate research can deliver real benefits to society. From carbon foot-printing onion production to developing carbon labelling in supermarkets, from understanding recycling behaviour to developing local authority waste management policies and from learning how to create mobile phone apps to developing support for people suffering from brain trauma, students’ research can make an impact.


Helen will use her own research findings to support the case for publishing undergraduate research as widely as possible. Expect plenty of food for thought as well as some well-travelled onions.