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UCL Engineering PhD Students Research Festival

29 July 2022

On Thursday 28 July, PhD students in different Engineering departments showcased their research and enjoyed some time together before the summer break!

This one-day event was a hybrid between a conference with short 7 minute presentations by PhD students and social/networking activities during coffee breaks. In addition, participants also enjoyed a drinks reception to celebrate in the evening!

PhD students having their photo taken together
"The Faculty of Engineering Sciences PhD Research Festival has been organised by its PhD students for the benefit of its PhD students with a day of activities that include sharing academic experiences, increasing social interactions, and providing information on funding opportunities. I am grateful to Andrea and his team for all the work in arranging this exciting event" Richard Bucknall, Vice-Dean (Research) UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
“The research festival was an excellent showcase of the quality and diversity of research within the Faculty, and included thoughtful social activities that facilitated meaningful collaborations and friendships between PhD students at all stages of their research" attendee of the event.
PhD student presenting their research
"Great bunch of PhD students, excellent presentations by the students of their research and lots of lively discussions. Congratulations to the organisers" Professor Philip Treleaven, UCL Computer Science.
"The event aimed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and networking among PhD students from different departments in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. I believe we definitely succeeded in that while also building a stronger sense of belonging to our fantastic research community of brilliant PhD students" Andrea Franchini, PhD Students Rep, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
Phd students playing bingo coffee

We hope all participants had a great time learning, meeting other people and enjoyed the experience!

Thank you to everyone who took part, and a special thank you to Andrea Franchini (PhD Students Rep, Faculty of Engineering Sciences) for his hard work planning the fabulous event!