Research Festival 2020

20–24 January 2020

The Research Festival showcases our rich and varied research landscape from across the University.

Over 1,000 people participated last year, with 2020 anticipated to be even bigger and better. The week presents the ideal platform for colleagues, industry, students and the public to engage with our research.

The call for submissions has now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted an event. For any related enquiries, please contact Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, via

Applications from University of Plymouth academics will be accepted on a competitive basis following review by the Research Festival Steering Group. 

Successful events will:

  • have a clear sense of purpose with proposed aims and outcomes;
  • have a clear target audience, who will benefit from attending the event;
  • follow a festival-style format, rather than a conference or talk; and
  • respond to the theme of 'Creating an impact from local to global'.

Applications must be received before submissions close on Friday 14 June 2019.
Successful contributors will be contacted within six weeks of the closing date.

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