Research Festival 2020

Returning for the third year, the annual festival showcases the outstanding research carried out by staff at the University in collaboration with colleagues and partners locally, nationally and internationally.

Creating an impact from local to global

Join our week-long celebration of the rich research landscape that impacts our world with world-leading academics and experts.

Through our health and medical expertise, we examine the brain, the body, and the ways technology play a significant role in improving healthcare.

Sustainability and our strong relationship with the ocean are inevitably explored, confronted and communicated through dedicated sessions and days.

The week is also peppered within an assortment of topics including digital visualisation, arts, history, and digital rights in an internet age.

Fittingly for 2020, the festival also marks the Mayflower 400 commemorations through a contemporary response to our history and heritage.

How do we respond to global environmental challenges affecting our biodiversity?
Can we protect our children from the dangers on the internet?
What does a future of clean growth from natural resources look like?
How do we maintain healthy and productive oceans for a sustainable ocean economy?

These are just some of the questions our academics will delve into, inviting academics, partners, businesses, students, and the public to sample a diverse programme that spans a breadth of fascinating research projects.

Join the conversation online with #PlymResFest 

Watch our Research Festival 2020 trailer

Events listing | 20–24 January

Images of Research Exhibition

An exhibition of images that captures the true essence of our postgraduates' research.

The University’s Doctoral College is inviting postgraduate research students and staff to submit an eye-catching photographic image, and captivating description, for the third Images of Research competition.

Prize winners will receive up to £150 in research travel or research funding, selected by public votes cast in the Research Festival 2020.

The exhibition will be on display in Roland Levinsky Building  20-23 January, with public voting on 20 & 21 January. 

Find out more about the competition

ITSMed Brain Tumour Research Symposium 2020 – Thursday 23 January

This first symposium of the South West Brain Tumour Centre is to celebrate some of our achievements and stimulate discussion with clinicians on the ground, covering topics such as the mechanism of tumour development, new drug targets, new biomarkers and brain tumour imaging.

We are pleased to welcome keynote speakers, Dr Harpreet Hyare from University College London Hospitals NHS Trust and University College London, and Professor Sebastian Brandner from University College London Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Find out more and register to attend

Public Research Programme

The University of Plymouth hosts a year-long programme of public events that showcase our research across a spectrum of topics.

Beginning with our annual Research Festival, the programme presents the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, Public Research Lecture series, and the new Christmas Research Lecture throughout the year.

All are welcome to join us as our academics open the door to the intriguing world of research, inviting you to learn more about the fascinating work taking place across the University.

Have a look at our upcoming events taking place in 2019/20