GradFest 2015 Programme

Grad Fest Programme 8th-12th June 2015

Timetable Gradfest updated 27052015

*Click on each event title to see full information and how to register*

Gain skills points for every event.

line GF site 2


line GF site 2

Launch Reception and Photography Competition Exhibition

A drinks reception with an exhibition of the shortlisted 10 Photography Competition finalists will be kicking off the festival.

5-6.30pm, Francis Bancroft Building Foyer

line GF site 3

Film Screening

Film screening of ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else’ followed by Q&A.

7-9pm Arts One Lecture Theatre

line GF site 2


line GF site 2

MATLAB Training

Data Processing 9.30-11.30am Engineering W128d.1

Image Processing 1-3pm Engineering W128d.1

Learn how to use MATLAB, a high-level interactive environment, to explore and visualise ideas and images.

line GF site 3

Portfolio Careers Panel

Listen to our four-person panel discuss earning a living by being involved in a number of initiatives, which studies show is an increasingly common form of employment for PhD graduates.

1-2.30pm  Arts Two 217

line GF site 3

Building Your Own Data Processing Cloud

Step-by-step tutorial on how to use several small computers (raspberry pi) to build a distributed system.

2.30-4pm Engineering 207

line GF site 3

References and Bibliography Using Zotero: Removing the Pain

Learn how to use Zotero to manage your bibliography, create a library of references and maintain a database of notes.

3-4.30pm Francis Bancroft 1.08

line GF site 3

Cafe Scientifique

An informal environment for researchers to present their work and ideas to a general, friendly audience.

6-8pm Francis Bancroft 1.02.6

line GF site 2


line GF site 2

Performing Urban Archives

An interdisciplinary exploration of the city-as-archive in order to open up alternative urban imaginaries.

10-6.30pm Arts Two: Film & Drama Studio

line GF site 3

Postgraduate Funding Through Grants: Considering the Alternatives

Explore the thousands of alternative grant-making bodies in Britain: principally charities, trusts, and foundations that can support your PhD and research.

10-11.30am Engineering 207

line GF site 3

Photoshop Training 

Interactive workshop on the basics of using Photoshop software to create posters and display results of research.

11.30-1pm QUBE suite, Bancroft 3.43

line GF site 3

The Art of Peer Review (HSS)

Seminar on the often mysterious process of peer-review, exploring how it works, what to expect, and top tips for submitting an article.

12 noon-1pm Francis Bancroft 1.08

line GF site 3

Collaborative Research With Museums

Gain an insight into the benefits of working collaboratively with cultural organisations during your PhD.

2-4pm Engineering 207

line GF site 3

Lampedusa: The Barbican of Fortress Europe

This seminar aims to offer different perspectives on migration, looking into international politics, ideas of community and belonging and engagements with art and memory.

3-5.30pm Francis Bancroft 1.02.6

line GF site 3

Speed-Networking for Researchers

Structured networking for QMUL researchers over (free!) drink.

5-7pm Francis Bancroft 3.40

line GF site 2


line GF site 2

How Can We Save Our Rivers?

Workshop and field trip on sustainable water management and restoration of environmental services.

9.15am-5.30pm Geography 220 and Mayesbrook Park

line GF site 3

Publishing a Monograph 

Workshop with commissioning editor from Routledge on approaching a publisher, working with an editor, and promoting your work once it’s been published.

11am-12.30pm Francis Bancroft 1.02.6

line GF site 3

Three Minute Thesis

Watch the QMUL finalists of this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition present their research.

1-2.30pm GO Jones Lecture Theatre

line GF site 3

Interdisciplinary Research: What are the Opportunities and Challenges? 

Seminar on interdisciplinary research with a panel of experienced academics and current PhD students, exploring the highs and lows, how to manage your research and your future prospects.

3-6pm Arts Two SCR

line GF site 3

Winning Words: Making Yourself Heard

An interactive seminar led by panel of published experts giving advice to researchers on writing for non-academic audiences.

4-6pm Francis Bancroft 1.13

line GF site 2


line GF site 2

Fusion: Multi-Disciplinary Conference

Present your research at this multi-disciplinary conference, powered by Pecha Kucha (20 slides in 20 seconds format).

9.15am-12.45pm Bancroft 1.15

line GF site 3

Question Time hosted by the Doctoral College

Panel debate on questions submitted by attendees on the future of Higher Education.

3-5pm Francis Bancroft 1.15