UWTSD hosts Postgraduate Engagement Fair


Students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David have attended a Postgraduate Engagement Fair in the Cadogan Centre on the University’s Mount Pleasant campus. The fair was organised by the postgraduate research team from the University’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services (RIES) and was attended by postgraduate researchers from Swansea, Carmarthen and Lampeter. 

Dr Catriona Ryan, who helped organise the day along with her colleague Nicola Powell, said: “Today is about encouraging students to network, to collaborate on their research and to feel like they are part of a community.”

The opening address was given by UWTSD’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Commercialisation Professor Mike Phillips. He welcomed the students to the fair and encouraged them to take the opportunity to think about the practical implications of their research and how to maximise the facilities available to maximise its impact.

Throughout the day, several postgraduate research students from UWTSD presented their research to the group. Simon Kilshaw, who is a PhD student,a Lecturer in the School of Digital Media’s Music Technology courses and a member of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, presented a cognitive model for computer music composition and performance. The afternoon also saw Archie Watts present his work on wireless sensor networks for monitoring coastal erosion and Adolfo Martins’ work on investigation schematics. 

The day included a Three-Minute Thesis competition (3MT®). The competition was part of a national initiative that invites students to summarise their research in the space of three minutes. A wide range of subjects were presented, including the development of new interventions for sleep apnoea, the use of shame and honour as a device in classical Greek texts and Filipino communities’ experiences of integration in Carmarthenshire.

The fair also saw the launch of the Art and Research Poster Competition. This UWTSD-led initiative has invited postgraduate research students to create a poster related to their research subject. The results will be announced at the Postgradaute Research Festival in July and all postgraduate research students are invited to participate.

This is the 2nd Postgraduate Engagement Fair that the University has arranged, following the success of last year’s event. It is part of a series of events that the postgraduate team at the Research, Innovation and Enterprises Services are organising throughout the year.


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