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Students looking at the posters being presented at Research Conference

Summer Showcase 2022

20th-22nd June 2022

The Doctoral College Summer Showcase 2022 ran from 20th-22nd June on the Loughborough Campus.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2022 Doctoral College Summer Showcase.  Each of the three days featured 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 also featured activities outside of those themes including a networking lunch and poster display that was open to all. 

You can view the final Summer Showcase Timetable 2022 here.

Many researchers shared their research with us, including through the Three Minute Thesis competition, which you can relive via this link.  We were able to give away a number of prizes:

Prize Winners:


This tense and energetic competition featured nine Doctoral Researchers concisely explaining their research in just three minutes using just one static slide! For more information on the competition, visit our 3MT webpage

The prizes went to:

First place: Jessica Ijebor, School of Business and Economics

Second place: Maddie Onions, School of Social Sciences and Humanities

People's choice: Suhaiza Suroya, School of Design and Creative Arts

Congratulations to you and to all participants!  You can view the recording of the session here.

The posters and showcase took place in the main James France Exhibition Area, with viewing and participation over lunch each day. Awards were given to the following participants:

Best Poster:

  • Alex Robertson, School of Design and Creative Arts

Highly Commended:

  • Adam McKinley, School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Material Engineering
  • Lars Claußen, School of Design and Creative Arts
  • Natalia Iris, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Spot prizes were awarded to three randomly chosen participants as a thank you for taking part, they were:

  • Lisa Barrett, School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Material Engineering
  • Amy O’Dell, School of Design and Creative Arts
  • Huyen Le, School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Material Engineering

Thank you to everyone who displayed their research!

Prize winners can be seen on the separate Net-Zero Showcase website.