Doctoral College Conference

The Doctoral College Conference is the flagship event for the University’s postgraduate (PGR) and early career researcher (ECR) community.

This annual two-day event is your chance to discover the research taking place at Surrey, meet your fellow researchers, and broaden your horizons, gaining valuable skills to enhance your career. It is an opportunity to gain experience of an academic conference, within a familiar and supportive environment.

2018 conference

The 2018 conference was held on 3 and 4 July 2018, with the theme Breaking New Ground.

The event showcased the many ways in which PGRs and ECRs across the University are breaking new ground with their research. This could be by challenging a previous research paradigm, trialling a new methodology, or exploring a new subject area. The conference also considered the potential for ground-breaking interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

The programme featured oral presentations and posters by PGRs and ECRs from the University’s three faculties, plus participants from international partner universities. There were also keynote speeches, workshops, social and networking events, and an Elevator Pitch competition.

Download the 2018 conference programme or view abstracts from 2018 presentations and posters.

2019 conference

The Doctoral College Conference is organised by a committee drawn from the PGR and ECR community.

We will start recruiting for the 2019 committee in autumn 2018. Please check this page for updates about how you can get involved.

For more information about the conference, please email

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