2016 PGR Winter Conference

January 2016

The University of Bedfordshire’s 1st Annual Postgraduate Winter conference 2016 took place on Thursday 28th January. All staff and students were invited to attend.

The Conference consisted of poster presentations and short oral presentations (10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for questions), followed by prize presentations by the Vice Chancellor and a buffet.

Aims of the Conference

  • To share and celebrate the University’s high quality research
  • To provide an opportunity for PGR students to develop their oral and visual presentation skills and gain feedback from the research community
  • To share research expertise and methodologies between Research Institutes

Prize winners

Best Oral Presentation sponsored by Finmeccanica
Michelle Balach-Ali (RIMAP) - Thinking Outside of the Box: Re-figuring ‘mixed-race’ identity

Audience Choice- Best Oral Presentation sponsored by Finmeccanica
Sajeel Ahmed (BMRI) - Influence of Emoticons of Communication Behaviour in Social Media
View Presentation Slides - PPTX 1.6 MB

Best Poster
Clement Akpang (RIMAP) - Decentring Modernism Through Postcolonial Interrogation to Espouse Its Pluralism
View Poster - PDF 1.2 MB

Audience Choice- Best Poster
Samson Ojo (IHR) - Does Workplace Physical Activity Specific to Culture, Gender, And Age Improve Health And Productivity?
View Poster - PDF 4.9 MB


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