University of Leicester announces winners of the 13th Festival of Postgraduate Research

Nine prizewinners were felicitated at this year’s Festival of Postgraduate Research held on 29 June

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 12 July 2017
The winners of the University of Leicester’s Festival of Postgraduate Research 2017 have been announced.

During the Festival, the University showcases the best of its research student talent and this year the standard of entries was very high. Expert judges were extremely impressed by the breadth and quality of work on display and the knowledge and passion for research demonstrated by the University’s presenters.
The prize winners were:
The posters were examined by twenty three esteemed judges, with backgrounds ranging across the public, private and charity sectors, including the research councils.
The Festival concluded with a talk on “Pursuing Knowledge, Shaping Policy, Influencing Practice: A Personal Journey towards ‘Impact’” by Professor Dianne Wilcocks CBE DL, an accomplished academic leader and advocate for socially inclusive higher education, former Vice-Chancellor of York St John University and former Deputy Principal of Sheffield Hallam University.
Head of Researcher Development, Dr Meera Warrier, said: “The Festival is an annual high point on the University’s calendar, when we invite external judges from across the public sector, charities, media and industry to evaluate the best posters out of the competitively selected 50 best posters from our research student community. The postgraduate research students enjoy the opportunity and challenge of communicating their research to a lay audience, and the judges never fail to be impressed at the range and depth of research being undertaken here.”

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