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Salford goes public with amazing research

Thursday 13 June 2019

STARS of Salford's brilliant research take centre-stage over the coming weeks for the Festival of Research  (June 17 - July 12.

Open to public, partners and students, dozens of researchers from our four Schools will showcase current research and discuss future directions of investigation and study in a packed programme, including demonstrations, debates, talks, music and performance. 

At the heart of the festival is the 2019 Salford Postgraduate Annual Researcher Conference (SPARC).This flagship event at MediaCityUK on the 3 & 4 July under the theme ‘Fake News and Home Truths’, features keynote talks from former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal OBE and Professor Ben Light of the School of Health & Society.. 

A Community Fashion Show will present socially-responsible designs by Salford students, University staff and local businesses, while outdoors Research in the Park is an entertaining and interactive outdoor research session. 

There will also be workshop events: the day-long The Power of You will explore strategies to build resilience and leadership through sport and well-being; challenge your misconception of ‘failure’ with Failure Friday and join in an evening of multi-sensory research and science with IMMERSE.

Failure Friday 

Failure Friday is a free day-long event (July 5) which seeks to question our perception of failure. We often view failure as something negative, something to be ashamed of, and ultimately a barrier which stands in the way of us achieving success. 

This interactive and insightful event seeks to challenge that misconception and explore the positive factors and necessities of failure.Failure shouldn’t be viewed as an obstruction but a key achievement on the journey to triumph

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett

This event is suitable for those who have an interest in developing resilience, confidence and encouraging positive behaviours. The day will be of interest to University staff, early career researchers, health and social care professionals,including NHS staff, and local businesses who may want to find out about leading approaches that can be applied in practice.

The Festival of Research has been coordinated by Davina Whitnall of Karl Dayson's Research Office. d.c.whitnall@salford.ac.uk and you can follow the festival of twitter @Festivalofrese1

Find out more

Gareth Hollyman, Senior Press & PR Officer (Science)

0161 295 6895 g.b.hollyman@salford.ac.uk