Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Summer Showcase 2022

20th-22nd June 2022

Join us for the Doctoral College Summer Showcase, 20th-22nd June on the Loughborough Campus. This is an opportunity for you to meet and network with other researchers from across the university, and if you wish, to share your research with others.

Each of the three days will feature elements loosely themed around the three pillars of the new University Strategy:

  • Climate Change and Net Zero – Monday 20th June
  • Sport, Health and Well-being – Tuesday 21st June
  • Vibrant and Inclusive Communities – Wednesday 22nd June

However each day will feature activities outside of these themes including a networking lunch and poster display that is open to all. 

View the final Summer Showcase Timetable 2022 here, and register to attend the event via this form.

If you would like to share your research, you can do so in a number of ways, with more details and sign up via the tabs below:

  • Poster and research showcase – spot prizes of £20 selected from displayed posters and showcased research
  • Bake your thesis – prizes of £20 for commended baking
  • Three Minute Thesis Competition – Prize of £150 for winner, £75 for second place and £50 for people's choice

 You can also present through:

  • Net-Zero Showcase: Formal Presentations and "Ditch the slides" challenge! (Monday)
  • Vibrant and Inclusive Communities (Wednesday)

We will also have some keynote sessions, workshops and interactive games.

Some selected events will be made available online, however we would strongly encourage Doctoral Researchers to join us in-person to make and renew acquaintances from across Loughborough University. If you wish to join the networking lunches please ensure you sign up in advance so that we can arrange the appropriate level of catering.

Travel and accommodation will be available for Doctoral Researchers registered at Loughborough London campus, please respond to the separate email that will come to you.

Sign up to present at the showcase:

Tell us about your research! The posters and showcase will take place in the main James France Exhibition Area, with viewing and participation over lunch each day. You can either present a poster or showcase some physical aspect of your research - for example displaying a piece of equipment, sharing some outputs of your research, or even giving people the opportunity to get involved in your research.  If possible, you should be available to discuss your poster with other participants during the programmed lunch and networking sessions.  

Posters should be presented ideally on A1 paper, in portrait orientation.  For more information on how to prepare a poster you can review this online workshop.

To register your interest, please complete this entry form.

The deadline for entry forms is 16th June 2022 at 1pm.

This tense and energetic competition will feature several Doctoral Researchers concisely explaining their research in just three minutes using just one static slide! Do they have what it takes? Can they communicate their ideas/discoveries and research significance to a non-specialist audience clearly and succinctly? Can they stay within the three-minute time frame or will they run over and be disqualified? What will the judges think? Who will be entered into the national semi-final? For more information on how to enter, visit our 3MT webpage. Closing date to enter is 1pm Thursday 16th June 2022.

Submit an entry for Three Minute Thesis.

The showcase event gives doctoral researchers the opportunity to develop their communication, presentation, and impact skills in a face-to-face environment. 

Sign up for the activities via the separate Net-Zero Showcase website.

Back by popular demand, prepare a cake or other form of baked goods that represents your thesis research.  You can bring along the physical baking on Tuesday so that others can taste it, or send in photos for our virtual bakery.  For some ideas and inspiration you might want to look at some of the entries from the past two years on the Summer Showcase sections of our Learn site.

Let us know if you are planning to create something for the "Bake your Thesis" event.

In this element of the Summer Showcase we are seeking stories of vibrant and inclusive communities; this could be sharing an inspirational story about a researcher who overcame hardship or discrimination to succeed; the role and impact of diversity and inclusion in research; the mechanisms or research that con promote or prevent inclusivity.  If you think you have an interesting story to share then please register your idea here.