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Doctoral Research Conference 2023


This year's Doctoral Research Conference  will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 June 2023 in the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus. This  event is open to all doctoral researchers and staff from across the University and showcases the diversity of doctoral research undertaken at Reading. The conference provides an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the great things doctoral researchers do across a wide range of disciplines.

The conference will include presentations from the Research for a Better World finalists and the ever-popular Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT©) finalists. It will also include an exhibition of entries to the Research Poster Competition, Research Image Competition, Research Life in Pictures Competition and the Research Object Competition.  Research films will also premiere and there will be a performance of poetry.  The conference will also feature guest speaker Pete Castle, External Communications & Public Relations Manager, Press Office, University of Reading and Dr Etienne Roesch, Institutional Lead for Open and Reproducible Research, University of Reading.

You can request to attend the conference via the Graduate School booking pages on the RISIS web portal. Please note that attendance at the conference will count towards your annual RRDP training requirement.

If you are a staff member and would like to attend, please email to book a place. 

The 2023 conference programme can be viewed here

To get an idea of what to expect, you can watch a short film of the 2022 conference


2022 Conference: films and quotes

A highlights film of the 2022 conference, the winning three minute thesis talk and winning research film are available to view here

"The diversity of content and presenting styles was fantastic."

"The overall energy of the conference was great – there was a real buzz."

"It was a great opportunity to interact with other doctoral students."