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Research Harambee

RSSP Research Harambee:

NEWS Poster Registration Deadline extended to 12th June

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

It is a great opportunity for Warwick undergraduate and postgraduate researchers to showcase their research to a broad and diverse group, and for the audience to be inspired by what is happening across Warwick. We hope to invite in our colleagues and friends from across Warwick and our local community to show how exciting a research career can be.

The Research Harambee features four main activities, spread across the Ramphal building:

1. Bake Your Research: This bake-off competition challenges students 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. The baked creations will be set up along tables with ingredients lists highlighting allergy warnings and a short abstract, with participants explaining their creations to Harambee guests. Guests will be voting based on three criteria:

Best Design Cake,

Best Representation of Research, and

Would Win the Great British Bake-Off.

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.

The bake-off will take place from 12.00 to 14.00 in the main hall of Ramphal Building.

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. Please e-mail us the poster PDF by June 7th so that it can be printed in time for the Harambee.

Posters will be voted by guests based on three criteria:

Most likely to win a Nobel prize,

Will get into Oprah, and

Super Creative.

Winners will receive £25 in Amazon vouchers.

The poster presentations will take place from 12.00 to 14.00 in the main hall of Ramphal Building.

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. Discussion on Research In Practice: 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!

The discussion will take place from 12.30 to 13.30 in R0.03.

4. Widening Research and Participation Project:

The wrap Project is a joint UG & PG research project run in conjunction with the Researcher Development Manager. Come and find out about our research, what is has been like to work across the disciplines and be part of a Students as Partners project. See our blog and twitter

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

To sign up for participating as a Baker for Bake Your Research; Poster Presenter for Poster Presentations; Speaker for Research In Practice; or Attendee at the event, please register here.

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Key Information:

Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Location: Ramphal Building, University of Warwick

Time: 12.00 - 14.00

Price: FREE

Register here

Sign-up deadlines:

Deadline extended for

Poster Presenters: 12 June 2019