Doctoral School

Festival of Doctoral Research 2018

Doctoral researchers make a significant contribution to our vibrant research community and we wanted to showcase the depth and breadth of their work. So we set about organising our first Festival of Doctoral Research: three sunny days celebrating the the work of our outstanding doctoral researchers.

Sussex's first Festival of Doctoral Research ran from Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 June, showcasing the significant contribution our doctoral researchers make to our vibrant research community.

After the Festival, Paul Roberts (Assistant Director of the Doctoral School) gave his thoughts: "The Festival was fantastic - a great opportunity for students, academics, and staff, to come together to celebrate the world-leading research here at Sussex. On behalf of the Doctoral School, I'd like to thank everyone who came along and supported the event. Whether you were a participant or a visitor, you helped to make these three days in June one of the highlights of our year, so thank you."


Highlights presentation



Research Image Competition Shortlist - Photographs and abstracts



List of winners

Check out our full list of winner's below - congratulations to everyone who took part this year!

Research Image Competition

Fieldwork Category

1st Prize: Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin.

Runner-up: Theresa Gooda

Science Category

1st Prize: Nephtali Garrido-Gonzalez

Runner-up: Martin Jung

People's Choice 

Perpetua Kirby

Three Minute Thesis

1st Prize: Jo Cutler

2nd Prize: Dorieke Grijseels

People's Choice: Ireena Nasiha Ibnu

Tweet Your Thesis

1st Prize: Anna Watson



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Take a look at the full programme for the Festival of Doctoral Research 2018.

FoDR programme

Get involved in 2019

We'll be returning in 2019, when we hope even more doctoral researchers will get involved. If you've got a killer idea for an event, get in touch and tell us about it!


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