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.

2019 Doctoral College Conference

 

BRIDGING THE GAP

Presenting – Connecting – Networking – Collaborating

Planning is fully underway for this year’s Doctoral College Conference! This unique flagship event is organised by and specifically for PGRs and ECRs -- and that means YOU!

The theme for this year’s  conference is Bridging the Gap, and so will focus on research that

  • fills the knowledge gap by pushing boundaries, shifting paradigm and  challenging perceptions
  • connects theory and practice in creative and innovative  ways
  • bridges the divide between disciplines in thought-provoking explorations
  • fosters partnership through networking and collaboration
  • reaches out to inform, shape and influence the world beyond academia

But, the conference will be about more than just the showcasing of research. It will also be about connecting researchers, fields of study, disciplines and research strategies -- formally through themed presentations, and informally during supporting events.

There will be a lively interactive networking session hosted by the Institute of Directors,  a wine reception for more relaxed conversations, and the Networking Dinner, enlivened by another entertaining performance from The Bright Club.

 New to the programme this year are workshops aimed at bridging the gap between first and final years of the PhD program and another looking at bridging the gap between completing the PhD and world that lies beyond it. 

 There are many ways you can be part of this exciting event. You can

  • Attend the conference to hear, share, connect and network
  • Submit a proposal for an oral or poster presentation
  • Participate in the Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Take part in the Bright Club performance
  • Volunteer your skills and talents to the committee
  • All of the above!

 

We’d love you to join us

IT JUST WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU!

 

To book your place, go to: https://surrey.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/bridging-the-gap-registration

 

GET IN TOUCH, STAY IN TOUCH

For more information please contact us at bridgingthegap2019@surrey.ac.uk

Follow us on Twitter @SurreyDocCol

 

This year’s Doctoral College Conference Committee is

Claudia Davidson (Chair)

Lisa Pomford (Vice-Chair)

Maryamolsadat Mirhadizadeh (Programme Officer)

Dr. Hannah Newman

Chelsea Dainton

David Gyorfi (Treasurer)

Timothy Chukwu

Tosan Edematie

Call for Papers

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Bridging The Gap’, with a focus on cutting-edge research that fills knowledge gaps, bridges the divide between disciplines, fosters partnership and collaboration and/or speaks to the wider world in meaningful ways. 

We are therefore inviting submissions within the following sub-themes:

  • Filling the knowledge gap - innovative research that pushes boundaries, shifts paradigms, and has the potential to reshape the research landscape in some way.
  • Connecting theory and practice – research that explores praxis in creative and thought-provoking ways.
  • Bridging the divide – inter/multi/cross-disciplinary research that brings together bodies of knowledge from different disciplines to offer more holistic perspectives.
  • Fostering partnership – collaborative research that brings a diverse range of researchers together in pursuit of a common goal.
  • Reaching Out – research that aims to inform, shape and influence the world beyond academia.

We welcome abstracts from PGRs and ECRs in all disciplines, and from every level of research, whether just starting out or having recently completed their research project. The abstract can be for an oral presentation, a poster or a creative performance. Submission information and guidelines below.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019.

FORMAT GUIDELINES:

 

Oral presentations:

  • A 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions and comments from the audience
  • AV facilities for use of PowerPoint and similar functions will be available

 

Poster presentations:

  • Posters to be no larger than A1 size, but can be in either portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Poster presenters must be available to engage with viewers at the designated viewing times.

Performance presentations:

Applicants who wish to present their research as performance need to be aware that the Austin Pearce building may be unsuitable for some forms of performance and creative presentation. However, we will work with you to find an alternative and appropriate space e.g. Ivy Theatre.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

 

NAME:

URN:

FACULTY:

DEPT:

UNIVERSITY EMAIL:

 

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

FORMAT (i.e. oral presentation. Poster, performance)

ABSTRACT (300 words max including references):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My research would be of interest to others in the following fields/disciplines:

 

 

  • Please submit your abstract in Word format​ and name your file as follows: LastName_Name_Type of presentation e.g. Smith_Jane_ Poster
  • Email your submission to bridgingthegap2019@surrey.ac.uk
     

Further details:

If you have any questions regarding abstract submissions, or would need more information please contact the Conference Organising Committee at bridgingthegap2019@surrey.ac.uk

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019.

Past conferences

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.

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