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DISCOVER, DEVELOP AND EXPLORE

The Festival of Research brings together academics, students, industry and the public to discuss and develop the future research strategy.

At the heart of the festival is the Postgraduate Research flagship conference, SPARC, where festival goers can enjoy performances, music, family friendly fun and opportunities to meet with students and staff, share research interests and experiences.

WHAT'S ON

''As a researcher with a longstanding commitment to producing impactful work that changes people lives, I’m delighted to be the sponsor of the University of Salford Festival of Research. Not only does it provide a showcase for our researchers to present to a wider public, but it’s also space for dialogue where the citizens of Salford and Greater Manchester have the opportunity to explore the practical and moral dilemmas that so much contemporary research involves.

If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it is that science is never more important to our lives, but trust in science needs a public able to engage with it and the researchers that produce it. The Festival of Research does this and so much more. If you’re interested in being involved please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!''

Professor Karl Dayson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Our Events

1 July

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Salford Conversations: ‘The Resilience Series’ Adapting your Thinking in Times of Uncertainty 12:30 - 13:30 Salford Conversations: ‘The Resilience Series’ Adapting your Thinking in Times of Uncertainty: Creativity and Innovation. Join event now
The Festival of Research - information session 13:00 - 13:45 This short information session provides an opportunity to find out more about the Festival of Research and how it can be used as a platform to elevate and promote your research objectives.  Join event now

2 July

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Brilliant Club - Benefits of public engagemnt teaching 14:00 - 15:00 This webinar is provided by The Brilliant Club who provide teaching placements for researchers in local schools. This session explores the teaching and public engagement available for researchers, how to develop academic teaching practice, public engagement as well as a range of other skills. Join event now
Open Research drop in session 14:00 - 14:30 This is a Teams session providing an overview of Library Open Research support Join event now

6 July

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Managing the doctorate through social distancing 11:00 - 11:45
 
PhinisheD: How to continue doctoral research during an international crisis? Join event now

7 July

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Writing & Thriving, Writing as Signposting: Considering your reader while writing 10:00 -
12:00
This session will help you move from content-creation to reader-consideration, as you begin to see your academic writing in its wider context. You’ll share ideas for keeping your reader in mind while writing, and practice techniques for helping your reader to understand and navigate your text.  Join event now

9 July

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Open Research drop in session 14:00 - 14:30 This is a Teams session providing an overview of Library Open Research support Join event now
The Festival of Research - information session 14:00 - 14:45 This short information session provides an opportunity to find out more about the Festival of Research and how it can be used as a platform to elevate and promote your research objectives.  Join event now

10 July

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Salford learning and teaching group: scholarship presentations 14:00 - 15:30 Showcasing the educational research projects of the Salford SCELT scholars over the past year and previewing next year's round of scholarships Join event now
Café Delay Available all day Commensal Practise as research events throughout the day - join our internet café culture and explore the use of language in a fun and interactive way. To request your place and learn more about the café, email Richard Talbot. Email R.Talbot@salford.ac.uk

17 July

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'This Is Not A Success Story' 11:00 - 12:00 'This Is Not A Success Story' is the title of Florence Fulton Hobson's (later Patterson, 1881 - 1978) autobiography. In 1911 she registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) was one of the first women architects in the RIBA and the first one from Ireland. Her career spans from 1899 to the late 1930s, during which tie she worked for the Belfast Corporation, the White Cross, and in private practice. The title of her autobiography indicates that she fell short of her own aspirations and expectations. This chapter retraces Fulton Hobson's work in the context of Northern Ireland and asserts the significance of research on the overlooked contribution of women to architecture. Join event now

On demand research videos

Available to watch now

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Ecology This short video provides a brief insight into the research at Salford. Hear from Mike Wood, Professor of Applied Ecology Watch now
Rehabilitation technology A brief insight into rehabilitation technology by Professor Laurence Kennie Watch now
Employability In this short video, hear from Director of Employability, Dr Jonathan Lord Watch now
Honey bee research Hear from our researchers who work with honey bees Watch now
'Young Minds Matter' screening A short documentary around embedding mental wellbeing and employability into the curriculum - directed and produced by Michelle Morris Watch now

FESTIVAL MEDIA CHANNEL

Explore the festival online through videos and short clips from our researchers and community activists. View the on demand videos through the festival Vimeo channel or festival highlights in the picture gallery.

GET IN TOUCH

We would love to hear from you…

Email: festivalofresearch@salford.ac.uk
Twitter: @salfordresearchfest

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