Wednesday 14 December 2016

NTU research students celebrate success at Doctoral School student conference


Winning 'Doc-umentary' photo: Driven to distraction
Winning 'Doc-umentary' photo: Driven to distraction

The NTU Doctoral School held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference earlier this month, which aims to recognise the successes of our PhD and Professional Doctorate students.

The conference welcomed a host of key speakers showcasing award-winning research, together with a programme of interactive workshops, poster viewing sessions and the ‘Three Minute Thesis Challenge’, in which students attempt to summarise their thesis in to just three minutes!

The conference underlines the importance of NTU’s postgraduate research student community in the pursuit of research excellence and impact. NTU has a community of over 750 research degree students whose research aligns with the current broad disciplines within our Academic Schools and the specialist areas of research that our academic and research staff pursue, in both established and emerging areas.

A number of prizes were awarded as part of the conference, including a ‘Doc-umentary’ photo prize which was awarded to Robert Davies – a full-time PhD student within the School of Social Sciences – for a striking image depicting his research into the effect of speaking on a mobile phone whilst driving.

Other prize winners at the conference included:

  • MPhil/PhD Poster judges prize: Yasameen Al-Ameen
  • Poster submission audience prize: Heather Alberro
  • Documentary image judges prize: Robert Davies
  • Documentary image audience prize: Robert Davies
  • MPhil/PhD student Short Talks: Francesco Siena
  • MPhil/PhD student Three-Minute Thesis Challenge judges prize: Eva Prikrylova
  • MPhil/PhD student Three-Minute Thesis Challenge audience prize: Tara Coltman-Patel
  • Professional Doctorate student poster judges first prize: Jennifer Swinehart
  • Professional Doctorate student poster judges second prize: Kerry Manning
  • Professional Doctorate and PT MPhil/PhD Student Three-Minute Thesis Challenge judges prize: Belinda Ferguson
  • MPhil/PhD student Short Talks: Moulay Chalal
  • Professional Doctorate Short Talks: Cath Gripton

Visit the Doctoral School’s website for more information on our research opportunities and achievements.