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Annual Research Conference (ARC)


Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th June 2020 as part of Researcher’s week (Monday 15th – Friday 19th June 2020).

The week aims to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to develop their research skills and knowledge development, as well as their networks with other researchers and their community of practice. Whether you book for the whole week or just a couple of days, we look forward to seeing you there.

ARC is the only conference for all research staff, research students and staff who support research, to showcase research, build networks, participate, and connect with staff and students from across the University. The two days are split as follows:

  • Day 1 - research presentations
  • Day 2 - research presentations & research student poster competition

Call for Presentations

This year the theme of the conference is ‘Making Impact: Success of our PLACE through Research.

We welcome presentations from staff of all disciplines, topics, and stages of research. We want to know how your research is making impact, relates to the university, our place in the local community or wider society.

The conference programme will comprise a series of oral presentations. We’d like you to choose the style of your presentation, options include:

  • Standard individual/joint presentation (20 mins)
  • Short talks on developing research projects (10 mins)
  • Round table discussions
  • Performance/screening/artefacts
  • Subject seminars
  • Pecha Kucha - a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your research in a supportive academic environment and receive feedback to inform the development of your research. You can present alone or with your colleagues/research students.

Please submit for consideration your ARC2020 Presentation Proposal (Word doc 23k) template.

When preparing your title and description please think of the conference as a programme of interesting talks that will appeal to an audience of non-specialists, with content that is accessible to members of the general public.

The deadline for submission of proposals to Jill Morgan ( ) is noon on Monday 6 April 2020.

ARC Promotional Video

To find out more about ARC from the viewpoint of our staff and students, watch the video filmed during the 2018 conference below:


Have a look at the pages for each year to find out more about the themes, speakers, and view the poster winners: