Annual Graduate Conference
Now in its 29th year, our Annual Graduate Conference is a major event in our
department, and an integral part of your postgraduate experience.
The conference brings us together to share our work, discuss ideas and make
new connections, drawing on the wide range of research currently going on in the
The programme is put together each year by a small planning group of students
and staff. We encourage creative thinking in the range of presentation formats
and endeavour to include skills-based sessions alongside theoretical ones. In
previous years for example, these have focused on dissertation writing,
preparing for vivas and first publications.
The conference gives you the chance to meet with fellow students and staff in
an informal but intellectually stimulating environment and to make new friends.
This year's conferenence
This year's conference took place from 18-19 February 2016, at the
Westcliff Hotel, Southend-On-Sea.
Join the planning group
The conference programme is developed by a small group of Masters and PhD
students who are recruited in the middle of the Autumn term, together with our
Graduate Directors of Research and Taught programmes and our Student Support
Being part of the planning group is not heavily time-consuming and allows you
to have a real impact on programme content, both intellectual and social.
If you are interested in joining, or would like to find out more, contact
Rowena Macaulay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference has been running since 2002. The archive of conference
programmes will give you a sense of its changing character and themes over the
Previous conference programmes
If you have any questions about the conference, or would like to join our
planning group and influence what we do for our next conference, contact Student
Support Services Officer, Rowena Macaulay at