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Public Engagement

Here at Warwick we're committed to helping all staff and students talk with the public about their research, and supporting the whole university to become a welcoming destination for the community to make use of our excellent facilities and enjoy time on campus.
We have two opportunities: funding for PGR- Led conferences and the PGR Showcase in June each year

PGR Showcase

The Postgraduate Research Showcase is an opportunity for you to hone your presentation and public engagement skills. The Showcase brings together Postgraduate Researchers from across the University of Warwick into an interdisciplinary competition; with judges ranging from academic specialists, visiting industrial partners, local business leaders and colleagues from across the academic sector.

The 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition is an international competition held across the world. Can you explain your thesis to an interdisciplinary audience in 3 Minutes? Winners of the Warwick competition will be put forward to the British National competition.

Or present a Poster at the Poster Competition. This is a great way to communicate your research , whatever your discipline, to a broad audience with a range of experience and knowledge. Prizes are awarded for faculty and overall winner.

Both competitions also have a Popular Vote. Encourage your colleagues and friends to support you and the event.

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PGR-Led Conferences

How about organising your own conference?

For 2018-2019 we will support 7 conferences - up to a maximum of £300 each conference. We support conferences that are designed and delivered by yourselves and are of benefit to your PGR colleagues.

We also prefer that, if possible, your conference is interdisciplinary and open to the wider population of the University and our community.

We do not have a closing date. Each application is assessed on merit and we will fund seven events. Preference will be given to new events.

Applications are now closed 11th March 2019.

Conferences funded include:

Engage with the research community

Contribute to the PhD Life blog
Become a PGR Ambassador
Connect with other researchers on Piirus
Recruit participants for your study via Call for Participants

Engage with the public

Public Engagement Training opportunities available through the RSSP
Volunteering projects
Brilliant Club
Warwick Public Engagement Network