Student and Staff Research Conference

Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met 

London Met’s first University-wide research conference took place on 14-15 July 2020, with two days of inspiring and thought-provoking subjects across a range of disciplines.

The conference was part of a number of recent initiatives to strengthen our research culture, and provided an excellent opportunity for postgraduate research (PGR) students and staff to share their research and for PGR students, in particular, to add to their experience of presenting and exposing their research design, analysis or findings to critical scrutiny.   

The conference was organised by the Postgraduate Research Student and Staff Liaison Forum, which brings together research students and staff to discuss academic and research community matters, and supported by the Centre for Professional and Educational Development and the Research and Postgraduate Office.

Delivered online over two days; Don MacRaild, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange opened both days with a keynote address.

The conference was recorded and will be available to view very soon. 

  1. Lightning talk 
  2. Presentation of student paper /staff paper / joint student-staff paper
  3. Joint presentation of student-staff paper 

The two days featured papers from the six Schools of the University, allocated to a ‘Social and Creative Panel’ and an ‘ICT and Science Panel’, in the form of 20-minute talks, three-minute lightning talks and poster presentations in break-out rooms. The conference was framed by two longer keynote talks. 

Awards were presented in a number of categories and the winners were:  

  • Best Poster: Fransesca Filatondi
  • Best Lightning Talk: Marjan Jeddi
  • Best Student Paper: Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong
  • Most Engaging Student Paper: Mayra Gallardo Andrade
  • Best Link to the Conference Topic ("Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met"): 
    Anthony Phipps
  • Best Paper on Discourse in the Public Sphere: Hien Nguyen  

Congratulations to all the winners who will be receiving a ceritificate and £50 worth of National Book Tokens. 

The first three prizes were decided by a Student and Staff Judging Panel, the next two were voted on by conference attendees and the final award was presented by the Graduate School.  

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