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Research Harambee


Harambee is Swahili meaning working together and helping each other. Featuring a wide variety of activities, the Research Harambee brings undergraduates and postgraduates together to celebrate the research culture at Warwick. The event is community-led, by students, with students, and for students.

For 2020 we will be recruiting 4 PG & UG colleagues to organise and run the event. If you would like to apply for the role or volunteer your help- contact us in March 2020. Times and events will be confirmed by April 2020.

The Research Harambee features the following main activities:

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

Harambee guests will vote based on three criteria:

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Winners will receive £25 in Amazon vouchers and all bakers will receive £5 Eating @ Warwick top-up. Bake-sale proceeds will go towards 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 will vote based on three criteria:

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Winners will receive £25 in Amazon vouchers.

Refer to Moodle: Academic Posters module as a guidance on how to create one for the event. Existing posters from past events are welcome as well!

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!

4. The Fabric of Research:

For a year colleagues have been busy representing their research in a 3D fabric medium. They have been knitting, sewing, making tapestry and sculpture. Come and see and judge for yourselves.

For more information see: Fabric of Research or come along to any of the sessions

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

To sign up for participating in Bake Your Research; Poster Presentation; Research In Practice; Fabric of Research or Attendee at the event, please register here.


Key Information:

Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Location: Ramphal Building, University of Warwick

Time: to be confirmed

Price: FREE

Register here

Sign-up deadlines: tbc