Graduate College Annual Research Student Exhibition

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  • This event has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This page will be updated when an revised date has been arranged.

    Compete with your fellow research students for a chance to win a range of cash prizes and have an opportunity to showcase your work to the wider University and external visitors.

    All research students, at master's and doctoral level, are invited to submit and showcase their work at the Graduate College Research Student Exhibition. We have hired out the carpeted area of The Forum (JHB) to properly showcase your submissions, not only to students and staff, but to visitors of the University. This will be a fantastic opportunity and a worthwhile experience for any of you who choose to get involved.

    Last event was very successful with practice-based installations, printed word entries and poster presentations. Read more about the last event in the Graduate College Newsletter.

    • Printed word  ... including conference papers, abstracts, journal articles, book chapters.
    • Practice based  ... including audio and visual performances or recordings, installations, displays.
    • Posters  ... including academic posters, Powerpoint, Prezi and movie presentations.

    If you require any equipment for your presentation (e.g. audio visual equipment) please let us know your requirements on the submission form and we will do our best to arrange this for you.

    If you are unsure which category your submission falls into or feel that your particular form of submission has not been covered by the above categories, please do not be put off - contact the Research Degrees Team ( and we will advise you as to which category will be most appropriate for your submission.

    This event has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This page will be updated when an revised date has been arranged.

    Wednesday 29 January 2020 - Training workshop

    • Professor Susan Brooks will be running a workshop offering further guidance and clarification on creating an academic poster or the range of options for practice-based presentations. The workshop will take place in JHB203 between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. All are welcome to attend and there is no need to book.

    Wednesday 12 February 2020 - Deadline for completing the Submission Form

    • Complete the submission form to confirm that you would like to enter the event.

    Wednesday 11 March 2020 - Deadline for sending your event submission

    • Send your event submission to the Research Degrees Team (
    • Please ensure that you have received permission from your supervisor regarding your submission prior to entry.

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 - Graduate College Annual Research Student Exhibition

    • The exhibition will take place on the carpeted area of The Forum (JHB) between 10.00am and 5.30pm.
    • Judging and prize-giving of the three categories will take place in JHB128 Executive Suite at 1.15pm.
    • All research students are invited to the event, whether you have put forward a submission or not, and for those of you who attend the prize-giving ceremony there will be a free lunch put on from 1.15pm.
    • The exhibition will also be open on Thursday 23 April 2020.
    • Please remind your supervisors to come along too!

    You can sign up for the event now by completing the online Submission Form.

    Please download our Hints and tips for making an academic poster document and see our FAQs for further information.

    We look forward to receiving your entries!

    If you have any further questions, please contact the Research Degrees Team on