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Research Harambee


Harambee is Swahili meaning working together and helping each other. It is a process of celebration and coming together. Sadly we missed our Harambee in 2020, and 2021 but we shall be having a bigger celebration in 2022. Whether this will be all online, Face to Face or a hybrid we will find out.

But this is your event - a PGR celebration, led by PGRs, for PGRs. What you want the event to be like then it will be up to you.

We will be releasing more information in late October on how we can support this- so pleased keep this page bookmarked for info.

In 2019 The Research Harambee featured the following main activities:

1. Bake Your Research: This bake-off competition challenged colleagues to present their research in a fun and engaging way. The baked creations depicted any part of the research, ranging from theories and concepts, to physical or molecular samples and methods employed in the study.

Harambee guests voted based on three criteria:

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Bake-sale proceeds went to supporting Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire, a charity that provides home and meaningful work for previously homeless people.

2. Poster Presentations:

Communicate your research or understanding of a topic visually through a poster presentation.

Poster Presenters are not required to stand by their posters throughout the event.

Harambee guests voted based on three criteria:

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3. Research In Practice Discussion: Research In Practice is a showcase of the close relationship between academic research and its practical application in the real world, be it in policy-making, industry, or other sectors. It’s a platform to share experiences in research from a variety of disciplines and at any level, be it undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral - all are welcome. Our aim is to portray research as a fun and engaging process of self-discovery.

Come speak to share about your experience in research or listen to others as they share theirs!

To find out more about the event, please e-mail


We are hoping to have a REALLY big Research Harambee in 2022- we deserve a great celebration of our research. Please keep checking here for when we put a call out to join us.