This year’s Summer Conference is to be held in the College Building at the Hendon Campus over two days on the 28th-29th June 2017.
The theme for the 2017 Middlesex University Student Summer Research Conference is the power of research, which asks students to think about how their research connects to wider world and the impact it will have.
We invite students from any discipline to submit abstracts which focus on the impact of their research and the benefits this provides to society at different levels (e.g. local community, governmental, individual). Impact is an important theme to address for research students as it is essential for us to understand, explain and defend the contribution of our research from the very first stages of our career. Being able to recognise the power of our research allows us to maintain some focus during the PhD journey. By acknowledging the impact of our work we also reinforce the need to bridge the gap between academia and practice and open a dialogue with the outside world. This is in brief what “the power of research” means: a quest for the meaning and impact of research that can foster human and social development.
Middlesex students undertake a wealth of postgraduate research. While all are engaged in knowledge production they are based in different Schools, informed by the research traditions of diverse academic disciplines, and study under differing modes of registration. The Summer Conference provides an exciting opportunity to celebrate and disseminate their innovative research across institutional boundaries – a chance to discuss their work with peers in a safe environment equivalent to an external conference.
Abstracts that fulfil this premise should be submitted via the form/questionnaire available in the ‘Research Students’ Summer Conference’ folder within the ‘Research Area’ on MyLearning, MyUnihub (Moodle).
We look forward to receiving a substantial number of high quality abstracts for all categories of presentation. However, if you are keen to present, please be aware that spaces are limited so get your abstracts in quick!