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.

The annual Postgraduate Research Showcase conference brings together and recognises the excellence of Lincoln’s postgraduate research.

The conference will involve 18 research presentations taking place over two sessions, with a poster showcase following lunch. A keynote, When are you going to get a “real job”?, will be provided by Prof Stuart Humphries, with plenaries delivered by Prof Carenza Lewis and  Dr Sandra Varga: Public Engagement & Research and (My) Survival Guide to Networking, respectively.

A research fayre plus a handful of other development events will also take place throughout the day, so there will be plenty of opportunities for participants and delegates to network and discuss their research.

  • Discover the best postgraduate research taking place at the University
  • Take your first steps into presenting and attending an academic research conference
  • Network with colleagues and potential interdisciplinary partners in the institution
  • Gain advice on all aspects of the research journey through our keynote and plenary sessions
  • Consider new avenues for showcasing your research and increasing your public engagement

This event is free to all students and staff to attend. More information regarding the Showcase programme can be found on these pages and you can also register for you place today!

To register for your place at the 2018 Showcase please visit the Showcase page here.


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

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.