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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

ARC2020 Round-Up

ARC2020 Programme

ARC2020 online comprised a series of live and pre-recorded presentations and also featured the Research Student Poster Competition, the Doctoral Depictions Photo Competition and other online resources.

Recordings of all conference presentations are now available in the conference canvas topic. If you have not done so already you can subscribe via the link

DOWNLOAD the full Researcher's Week 2020 Programme for information.

Competition Winners 2020

The winning posters and Doctoral Depictions are available to view here ARC2020 Prize Winners

Poster competition winners (selected by the judges)

1st Thivashni Naidu FEHW Perceptions and experiences of female Emirati learners engaged in a western discourse curriculum: an ethnographic case study in the United Arab Emirates
2nd Abhishek Gupta FSE Synthesis and characterisation of biosynthetic hydrogels with antibacterial properties as wound dressings
3rd Suzanne Roberts FEHW Reflections beyond words: Using auto-driven photo-elicitation to explore the pain management programme journey
4th Morgan Hughes FSE Male Bats Care More About Sex Than Food
5th Natalie Quinn-Walker FABSS Do healthcare professionals delivering emergency services have adequate knowledge and awareness to identify and support male domestic abuse victims?’

Peer review Poster winners (voted by visitors to the conference)

Visual Impact Ganna Borzenkova FABSS Designing Play Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Clarity of Message Safire Jones FABSS Tim Burton’s Horror Film and Children
Importance to Society Mahmud Maina Lawan FSE A model for adoption of cloud computing in the upstream oil and gas industry

Doctoral Depictions Photo Competition Winners

Winner Madison Miller - Sonic Texture FABSS
Runner-up Maria Kunilovskaya – The small hours RIILP
People's Choice Morgan Hughes - Science in the Dark: Taking oral DNA swabs from bats FSE


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: