Annual Research Conference (ARC 2017)

The Doctoral College invites staff,students and the general public to attend the University of Wolverhampton's Annual Research Conference (ARC 2017).


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.

For full details, please download the ARC 2017 Programme

Day one: Monday 19th June 2017 

Research Student Conference Presentations 

9:45am - 12:30, Wulfruna Building (MA) City Campus

Research Student Poster Exhibition & Competition

1:30- 4:30pm Chancellor's Hall, Wulfruna Building, 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:

  • How does it feel to be diagnosed with dyslexia in adulthood?
  • Applied Microbiology: The recycling of waste plastics to produce valuable biopolymers
  • Improving species-rich grassland creation
  • Designing Wearables to help women with Perinatal Anxiety
  • Investigation of anticancer mechanisms of disulfiram in non-small cell lung cancer

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

Day two: Tuesday 20th June 2017 

Research staff Conference Presentations

9:45am - 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 disciplines. The programme includes in depth presentations, short talks, poster presentations, round table discussions, workshops and performances.

The research student poster exhibition will also be on display.

Important Notice:

A presentation within the afternoon session of group 3 contains images of an adult sexual nature, including full frontal nudity – visitor discretion is advised.


Doctoral Depictions Photo Competition 2017

As part of the Annual Research Conference (ARC2017) 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 (hosted by

Voting closes at midnight on Saturday 17th June 2017.