'Building Bridges in Research'

We are delighted to invite all post-graduate students (from any university) to the 2016 SWDTC Student conference in Exeter on the 8th of November. (No registration fee, and lunch will be provided!)

The day will include great presentations from both fellow post-graduate students and academics as well as workshops, which will focus on how to master the PhD journey, how to work collaboratively with external and internal partners, and where next - post PhD. All contributions will be centred on building bridges in research: bridges to your immediate research environment, bridges to collaborators from other universities, and bridges to industry.

We are happy to announce that Prof. Manuela Barreto (University of Exeter) and Dr Rainer Elk-Anders (Staffordshire University) will give key note speeches on the topic of identity and the situation regarding refugees in the Ukraine, respectively. Next to that, we will be hosting a panel discussion on how to successfully collaborate in research the panel will consist of Prof. Stewart Barr (University of Exeter), Dr Craig Knight (external collaborator), Dr Thekla Morgenroth (University of Exeter) and the Student Research Co-op.

Check out the complete programme below to find out more about our key note speakers, our student speakers, and the PhD workshops here: Conference Programme 2016

Sign up now via to make sure you will be part of this great day.  Registration is open until 31st October.

Submission for poster presentations are open until 7th November. Please let us know before then if you are planning on submitting a poster.  Email us your posters and any questions you might have to swdtcconference2016@gmail.com.

We cannot wait to see you at the conference on the 8th of November and spend this wonderful day with you.

Your SWDTC Conference Committee

Stacey Heath, Exeter - Conference Committee Chair

Antonia Sudkaemper, Exeter

Louise Austin, Bristol

Robert Mann, Exeter

Pamela Buchan, Exeter

Anna Heenan, Exeter

Elena Dimitriou, Exeter

Josie Cooper, Exeter