Grad Fest Programme 8th-12th June 2015
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MONDAY 8TH JUNE
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
Film screening of ‘Here is Always Somewhere Else’ followed by Q&A.
7-9pm Arts One Lecture Theatre
TUESDAY 9TH JUNE
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.
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
Step-by-step tutorial on how to use several small computers (raspberry pi) to build a distributed system.
2.30-4pm Engineering 207
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
An informal environment for researchers to present their work and ideas to a general, friendly audience.
6-8pm Francis Bancroft 1.02.6
WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE
An interdisciplinary exploration of the city-as-archive in order to open up alternative urban imaginaries.
10-6.30pm Arts Two: Film & Drama Studio
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
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
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
Gain an insight into the benefits of working collaboratively with cultural organisations during your PhD.
2-4pm Engineering 207
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
Structured networking for QMUL researchers over (free!) drink.
5-7pm Francis Bancroft 3.40
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE
Workshop and field trip on sustainable water management and restoration of environmental services.
9.15am-5.30pm Geography 220 and Mayesbrook Park
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
Watch the QMUL finalists of this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition present their research.
1-2.30pm GO Jones Lecture Theatre
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
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
FRIDAY 12TH JUNE
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
Panel debate on questions submitted by attendees on the future of Higher Education.
3-5pm Francis Bancroft 1.15