Photos from “successful, informative and entertaining” inaugural student research conference

Thursday, 28 April 2016

GP Student Research Conference

Earlier this month (Friday 15 April), Oxford Brookes hosted its first University-wide student research conference.

Over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate-taught students were on hand to talk about their work at the Get Published!Student Research Conference which was based around poster displays and other alternative forms of presentation.

Our inaugural event was very successful, with close to 400 people coming to hear about our students’ research.

Dr Helen Walkington, Principal Lecturer in Geography and Project Manager for the Get Published! project

Andrew Smith, MP for East Oxford, was one of those in attendance at the event where fellow students, staff and the wider community were able to hear first-hand about the diverse and fascinating research conducted by those studying at Oxford Brookes.

Research ranged from developing a mobile phone App for traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, heritage conservation in Rajasthan, the representation of food in 17th Century Dutch paintings and cult mind-sets linked to the radicalisation of terrorists.

A gallery of images from the conference can be viewed below.

The conference was part of an innovative project called Get Published! This is focused on helping Oxford Brookes students to publish their research to a wide audience and is one of eight projects which make up the University’s Programme to Enhance the Student Experience (PESE).

More information on Get Published! and the seven other projects is available on the  PESE webpages.

Dr Helen Walkington, Principal Lecturer in Geography and Project Manager for the Get Published! project, commented: “This was the first time that we have held a University-wide student research conference of this type and, like the Get Published! project itself, it truly is sector leading.

“Our inaugural event was very successful, with close to 400 people coming to hear about our students’ research. The students themselves have taken a great deal from this opportunity. Being displayed at the conference was a great way for them to promote a piece of research they are proud of, raise their profile and it will look great on their CV.

“We look forward to embedding this as a regular feature in the Brookes calendar of events and finding further ways to share our students’ research. The project aims to encourage more of our students to have the confidence and opportunity to share their work with a wider audience.”