The Research Councils UK (RCUK) recommend research students undertake the equivalent of at least 10 days of development activities each year and part-time students are expected to undertake the equivalent of at least 5 days.

All researchers should complement their learning with other forms of development such as College and/or School discipline specific workshops, research seminars, attendance and participation at conferences, public engagement activities and researcher events offered at the University and beyond.

The Doctoral School hosts the annual Research Student Showcase Conference which brings together and recognises the excellence of Lincoln’s postgraduate research.

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This year’s Conference will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Brayford Wharf, LN1 1YW. Timings and programme to be confirmed.

Every year the Doctoral School hosts a showcase conference specifically for students to attend and/or participate through presentations or posters. The Showcase provides the ideal opportunity to hone your presentation and public engagement skills, showcase your research, share good practice and explore new connections with the wider University community and potentially win a prize.

What will happen at the showcase?

There are 27 places for students to present their research and 20 places for poster submissions. The day will consist of a scheduled programme of key speakers, student’s presentations, and a poster showcase. With plenty of opportunity allowed for participants and delegates to network and discuss their research.

Guidance on 2018 Submission

We are seeking entries from research students of all disciplines in both presentation and poster format, to showcase your research and share your passion with a wider audience.

You should provide the audience with a clear idea of what your research is about, what you have discovered and the impact of your research.

All postgraduate research students are eligible to submit a presentation or poster. You must be currently registered for a research degree (PhD, Masters by Research, MPhil, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate) at the University of Lincoln on the date of the Showcase.

Call for Papers

All postgraduate research students are eligible to submit a presentation or poster. You must be currently registered for a research degree (PhD, Masters by Research, MPhil, EngD, EdD, professional doctorate) at the University of Lincoln on the date of the Showcase.

You can find out more information below

Showcase Presentation Submissions

The showcase provides an ideal development opportunity for new and existing researchers from all disciplines to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in a comfortable and supportive environment. The presentations should be 10 minutes long, and there will be 5 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation.

If you would like to present please submit your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Please submit the following by Friday 15th December 2017 5.30 pm:

• Your Full name
• Presentation Title
• College and School
• Email address
• An abstract of maximum 250 words summarising your presentation; e.g. Outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion.

Please note you should write clearly for a general academic audience.

Showcase Poster Submissions

Whatever your discipline, poster presentations are a powerful and widely used means of disseminating research in both academic and non-academic contexts. Distilling your research into an A1 poster that is engaging and visually appealing can be a challenge, but is an excellent way to stretch your creativity and demonstrate the impact of your work.

We would like to invite postgraduate research students to submit a poster, please email your expression of interest with your abstract & the preliminary information (see below) to doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

Please submit the following by Friday 15th December 2017 5.30 pm:

• Your Full name
• Poster Title
• College and School
• Email address
• An abstract of maximum 150 words summarising your poster; e.g. Outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion.

Please note you should write clearly for a general academic audience

Postgraduate Research Showcase FAQ

What time commitment is required of research students who take part?

Research students who are selected to take part in the conference are required to attend the conference itself in full i.e. there is a total time commitment of one day.

What training events are available?

Workshops relating to conference presentations and posters can be found in the 2017/18 Researcher Development Programme

Please see the list of recommended workshops below:

How are applications submitted?

Research students wanting to take part in the conference must submit an abstract – i.e., a written description of the research results/findings that will be within the presentation or illustrated on their poster. The abstract must be no longer than 250 words and must be submitted by emailing DoctoralSchool@lincoln.ac.uk

What is the deadline for applications?

Applications must be submitted by Friday 15th December 2017 5:30pm.

Applications received after this time will not be considered. 

How will applications be selected?

The abstracts are selected by a shortlisting panel, it is not necessary to summarise your entire research project – many research students choose to focus on a specific aspect of their research.

We will look for abstracts that:

  • are able to discuss the appropriateness of methodology to research question raised
  • explain the real world significance/implication of research question/findings
  • are written in plain English for a non-technical audience

Please be aware that the conference is about getting you to think about how you can communicate your research using images and words to someone with no background in your subject

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Conference Theme: Research Methodologies

“The design and use of research methodologies in new contexts – As scholars we are dependent upon the strength and appropriate use of research methods to qualify and underpin our research enquiry and data. As the research environment becomes more complex to respond to the drive for larger scale studies and collaborative research with other academics and external partners, must the design and use of research methods consider new parameters and dynamics in response to these demands?”

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EMDoc 2017 Presentation  Winners
EMDoc 2017 Presentation Winners

The University of Lincoln is part of the East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc), which consists of nine universities within the East Midlands region, together we are united in our missions to share best practice, resources and insights into postgraduate research, as well as providing opportunities for collaboration and networking amongst the organisations’ students.

Every year EMDoc provides the opportunity for students from all organisations to participate and attend an EMDoc conference.