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Annual Research Conference (ARC)

Our Annual Research Conference (ARC) takes place in June each year. It consists of seminars and workshops showcasing some of the inspirational research being undertaken by staff and research students across the University, and a Research Student Poster Exhibition and Competition.

ARC 2018

The Doctoral College invites staff, students and the general public to attend the University of Wolverhampton's Annual Research Conference.

The ARC and exhibition are both free to attend. The conference is very flexible so attendees can drop into any presentation that takes their fancy (feel free to mix and match).

To book in advance please visit the ARC Eventbrite Page: 

ARC Day 1 -

ARC Day 2 -

This 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 conference runs over two days as follows.

Email  direct or via the Eventbrite page with any queries.

ARC 2018 Programme

For full details, please download the ARC 2018 Programme (PDF 2,204K, Downloads file)

ARC2018 is part of the Doctoral College Annual Researchers' week which includes a full programme of research training events and a lecture by Danielle Brown MBE as part of the University of Wolverhampton Lecture Series. 

To find out more and to book your workshops visit the Researchers' Week webpage

Click here to book your place for the public Lecture by Danielle Brown, MBE 

Day one: Monday 11th June 2018 


09:50 - 10:20 Professor Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management in the Department of Strategy and Organisation, University of Strathclyde (MC001)

Research staff Conference Presentations

10:30am - 4:30pm, Millennium City Building (MC) City Campus

This year's programme includes a full day of conference presentations from staff across a number of different discplines. The programme includes in depth presentations, short talks, workshops and performances.

The research student poster exhibition will also be on display.

Doctoral Depictions Photo Competition 2018

As part of the Annual Research Conference (ARC2018) the Doctoral College is running a Doctoral Depictions photo competition.

Doctoral Depictions is another way in which we can share the breadth and quality of research being undertaken by research students and is also an opportunity for students studying at a distance to take part in the conference activities.

Our Research Students were asked to submit a photograph that represents their research. Images can be edited and a range of effects can be added but it must be their own work.


There are three prizes of Amazon vouchers to be won:

  • Best image - £50 (decided by the judges)
  • Runner-up - £20 (decided by the judges)
  • Peer  choice - £20 (voted for by you)


To view the entries and vote for your favourite photograph visit link (hosted by

Voting closes at noon on 12th June 2018.

Day two: Tuesday 12th June 2018 


09:50-10:20 Professor Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton (MC001)

Research Student Conference 

10:30am - 12:30, Millennium City Building (Mc) City Campus

Research Student Poster Exhibition & Competition

1:30- 4:30pm MC437, Millennium City Builing, City Campus

The University of Wolverhampton’s annual research poster competition gives research students the opportunity to share their research with each other and the research community.

This year the five winners will be selected by a panel of judges from entrants with topics as diverse as:

  • Designing Play Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • An Analysis of British Army Veterans’ Oral Testimony and the Campaign in North-West Europe, 1944-45
  • The biological production of eco-friendly plastics from waste plastics for novel applications
  • Identifying Gene Mutations that Contribute to Tumour Metastasis
  • The Impact of Corporate Manslaughter Legislation on SMEs in the UK Construction Industry
  • Real-time traffic event detection using Twitter data

There will be an opportunity for all visitors to the exhibition to take part in a peer review vote, selecting 3 additional winners in the categories below:

  • Clarity of message
  • Visual impact
  • Importance to society


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