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Festival of Research

We all contribute to research - join the celebration

25 June to 20 July 2018

About the festival

Our month-long programme will showcase the research being carried out across the University of Salford, with a focus week taking place between 2 - 6 July at MediaCityUK where you can get involved with some of our flagship events.

The festival will bring 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.

The Purple Tent

As part of the festival this year, we will be showcasing a series of specially selected events that follow a ‘purple theme’ and hosted as part of our ‘purple tent’. Expect popular music and performances associated with the colour purple, work with researchers and organisations to support dementia and link in with the anniversary of the suffragette movement.

Café Research

Join us at our Café Research pop-up to discuss all things research over a coffee or cocktail! Our pop-up will make an appearance at our Peel Park campus and at partner outlets in central Manchester throughout the duration of the Festival.

Join the conversation now #salfordresearchfest

View the full programme now – all our events are free.

Schedule

Explore our full schedule of events and activities below.

Check back daily for updates…

EventDetailsWhen?Where?Book/InfoCategory
Salford Royal Academy Takeover

This year Salford Museum and Gallery is bringing the Royal Academy to Salford to help celebrate the RA’s 250th anniversary. In the Langworthy Gallery, 30 June 2018 to 24 February 2019 Highlighting Royal Academicians from Salford Museum's collections.

30th Jun 2018 9:00am - 24th Feb 2019 4:00pmSalford Museum and Art Gallery

No booking required.

Please note, gallery spaces are closed on Mondays.

Cafe Research

* This event is open to all but aimed at a University of Salford audience. We welcome attendees from outside the University and should you wish to attend, please email festivalofresearch@salford.ac.uk.

Purple Tent

Celebrating all things purple

As part of this years festival, we will be showcasing a series of specially selected events that follow a ‘purple theme’ and will be hosted as part of our Purple Tent. The purple theme focuses on one main area this year – ‘the journey travelled.’ We have carefully brought together a series of stories and events around inspiring journeys, through time, through continents and through adversity.

Explore our Purple Tent events in full:

EventDetailsWhen?Where?Book/InfoCategory

* This event is open to all but aimed at a University of Salford audience. We welcome attendees from outside the University and should you wish to attend, please email festivalofresearch@salford.ac.uk.

Café Research

Welcome to Café Research

Research can be social and our Café Research provides an excellent opportunity to find out about research over a coffee or cocktail. Our Café Research pop-up will be making an appearance across the campus and at partner outlets in central Manchester over the duration of the festival.

Follow us on Twitter: @Festivalofrese1, Facebook: Festival of Research and Instagram: Festivalofresearch

Explore our Café Research events in full:

EventDetailsWhen?Where?Book/InfoCategory
Salford Royal Academy Takeover

This year Salford Museum and Gallery is bringing the Royal Academy to Salford to help celebrate the RA’s 250th anniversary. In the Langworthy Gallery, 30 June 2018 to 24 February 2019 Highlighting Royal Academicians from Salford Museum's collections.

30th Jun 2018 9:00am - 24th Feb 2019 4:00pmSalford Museum and Art Gallery

No booking required.

Please note, gallery spaces are closed on Mondays.

Cafe Research

* This event is open to all but aimed at a University of Salford audience. We welcome attendees from outside the University and should you wish to attend, please email festivalofresearch@salford.ac.uk.

Offers and discounts

Take advantage of the special Festival of Research offers with Research Rewards.

The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester            

Enjoy a drink on the Hard Rock Cafe Manchester when you order any of their freshly prepared American classic favourites like the Legendary® Burgers, or Smokehouse specialties: from flavourful salads, to savoury entrees.            

While you're there, don't forget to check out the purple highlighted memorabilia – look out for the QR codes to hear commentary from University of Salford staff on the pieces and influence behind them.           

*One offer per person. Valid 25 June – 20 July. Free glass of house wine, draft beer or soft drink with purchase of adult mains*                  

Hard Rock Cafe logo

The Lowry Outlet Mall                        

Discount booklets available for all Festival of Research visitors at MediaCityUK between 2 - 6 July – discounts can be used throughout the festival and onwards. To claim your discount booklet, visit the Lowry Outlet  stand at MediaCityUK and show your Research Rewards voucher –  you will also be entered into a prize  draw.                        

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Sports Centre        

20% off the ALL inclusive month pass. Usually £25, show your Research Rewards voucher and get the pass for £20 during the festival.        

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Print or download the festival Research Rewards voucher and show to the retailer to access each offer.

Download the Research Rewards voucher (pdf)

Contact

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you…

Email: festivalofresearch@salford.ac.uk

Twitter: @Festivalofrese1
Facebook: Festival of Research

Join the conversation #salfordresearchfest