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Closing soon: Call of interest for Annual Research Conference

Enhanced Academic Practice (Organisational Development) and the Doctoral College are pleased to announce that Loughborough University’s vibrant Annual Research Conference will take place on 7 December 2023, 9.30am-4.30pm.

Aligned to the University's bold and ambitious 2030 strategy, the theme of this year's conference is 'Transforming our tomorrow. Together' to emphasise how high-quality research and innovation, conducted in partnership, can deliver meaningful impact to enhance our futures.  

The conference will also have an emphasis on the voice of our researchers and a call of interest is now open for oral and poster presentations from staff (ie those on research-only contracts such as research associates, senior research associates and research fellows) and doctoral researchers. 

In addition, a call of interest is open to all members of the research community (ie doctoral researchers and staff in all Schools and Professional Services) to submit workshop proposals on topics that relate to researcher development, are connected to the conference theme, and that relate to one or more of the University’s core values.  

The event will take place in the Sir Denis Rooke Building (Holywell Park) and online. It is free to attend and bookings will open soon. 

Professor Dan Parsons, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), said: “The Annual Research Conference is a very popular multi-disciplinary event that shines the spotlight on the breadth of research and innovation conducted across the institution by our doctoral researchers and those on research-only contracts.  

I would strongly encourage everyone to take up the opportunity to engage with this event. It provides a supportive environment for those presenting as well as providing a superb opportunity to network across disciplinary contexts.” 

Professor Steve Christie, the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Doctoral College), commented: “The Annual Research Conference is a highlight in the University’s event calendar and offers a brilliant opportunity for researchers at all levels and in all disciplines to share their work and connect; something essential to establishing and maintaining a creative, collaborative and supportive research community.” 

For more information, including how to register your interest in presenting and/or facilitating a workshop, please visit the dedicated conference webpages

For all other queries, please contact the conference organiser, Dr Katryna Kalawsky (Programme Director, Researcher Development Pathways).  

To follow the X (formally known as Twitter) chatter, please use #LboroResConf23.