April 18th, 2013

08:30am – 09:30am
Registration & ReceptionDelegates are welcome to join us from 08:30am to register, confirm their session bookings and enjoy some refreshments ahead of the opening keynote.
09:30am – 10:20am
Welcome & Keynote SpeakerProfessor Scott Davidson, Deputy Vice Chancellor will welcome all delegates to the conference, followed by our Keynote speech by Distinguished Professor Stephen McKay: “A Craft of Research: A View from the Social Sciences”.
10:30am – 11:15am
Session 1
A collection of 15 minute presentations and performances from students.
Morning BreakGet a coffee or tea and a snack at your leisure.
11:45am – 12:30pm
Session 2
A second round of student-led 15 minute presentations.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
LunchGrab some lunch, our compliments! Be sure to network, relax and take a look at the posters and exhibits on display.
1:30pm – 2:00pm
An interactive networking session, providing an opportunity for you to meet other delegates from across different disciplines.
2:00pm – 2:25pm
Poster Session
An opportunity to browse through the research posters on display, ask questions to those presenting and cast your vote on which poster you feel is best.
Afternoon BreakGrab another drink and get fuelled up for the afternoon.
Workshop 1

The Postgraduate Experience
Lynne Landry & Gary Saunders

Workshop 2

Student Engagement
Dan Derricott

Workshop 3

Post-Doctoral Careers
Dr Christine Jackson

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Best of the DayThe best of presentations from the day, as voted for by conference delegates, will present their work once again.
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Q&A Panel Discussion  — The Spirit of Research & the Postgraduate ExperienceA question and answer panel, consisting of Head of the College of Science, Pro Vice Chancellor — Professor Andrew Hunter, Dean of Research — Dr Lisa Mooney, Students’ Union Academic Affairs Officer — Wesley Wells and Postgraduate Student — Claire Markham. Director of The Graduate School, Professor Mike Neary will chair the session, taking pre-prepared questions from the audience. Please note: Q&A question sheets can be found in your delegate pack.
Thank You & Goodbye