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Festival of PhD Research

Showcasing and Celebrating Research Excellence

12-14 May 2020
Coleraine & Belfast campuses

Festival Overview

The Doctoral College will host the third annual Festival of PhD Research from 12-14 May 2020.  The Festival will showcase and celebrate PhD research excellence at Ulster.  Each day will include keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations by PhD Researchers, Bake Your PhD and the 3MT Semi-Finals.

12 May 2020

Festival for PhD Researchers from Magee and Coleraine campuses (Coleraine campus*)

14 May 2020

Festival for PhD Researchers from Belfast and Jordanstown campuses (Belfast campus*)

*the location of the Festival will rotate to the other campuses in 2021


A Call for Abstracts will be issued in January 2020.

12 May 2020: Coleraine campus

Morning Keynote: Dr Steve Joy, Cambridge University

Afternoon Keynote: Dr Sean Crosson, Maynooth University

14 May 2020: Belfast campus

Morning Keynote: Dr Inger Mewburn, Australian National University (@thesiswhisperer)

Check out the photos from the 2019 and 2018 Festival of PhD Research.

  • Festival 2019: Belfast
  • Festival 2019: Coleraine
  • Festival 2019: Jordanstown
  • Festival 2019: Magee
  • Festival 2018: Coleraine
  • Festival 2018: Jordanstown
  • Festival 2018: Magee

The semi-finals of the 3MT will take place during the Festival.  Everyone is welcome!

More details on 3MT at:

Highlights of the 2019 PhD Festival Highlights of the 2019 PhD Festival

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Showcasing and Celebrating Excellence

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