Research Festival 2019

Returning for the second 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.

Celebrate a rich research landscape with world-leading academics and experts, gaining an insight into the cutting edge research that impacts our world – from the social to the economic, cultural to environmental, medical and beyond.

Can we change the world one person at a time?
What does a suitcase full of eels have to do with sustainability?
How do we create and maintain healthy landscapes?

These are just some of the questions our academics will delve into, responding to real-world challenges with applied research.  

We invite academics, partners, businesses, students, and the public to sample a diverse programme that spans a breadth of fascinating research projects.

Listen to top keynote speakers from National Geographic, Innovate UK, CBI, Eden Project, Environment Agency and more, and also learn about collaborative opportunities, available funding, and how your work could benefit from new, innovative research practices.

Join the conversation online with #PlymResFest

The festival events are free to attend, though we recommend reserving your place as some events have limited numbers available.

Events listing | 21–25 January 2019

Images of Research competition and exhibition

An exhibition of images that captures the true essence of our Postgraduate and staff's research, with public vote and prize award

Find out more and submit your 2019 entries

Open Access Research

Open Access Research is a massive, global movement that has many benefits for the individual depositing their work, the institution and researchers world-wide, including dissemination, profile, collaboration, and validation.

During the Research Festival 2019, we are taking the opportunity to share the following films in which University of Plymouth researchers highlight the many benefits of this open culture.

Open Access Research | Gail Rees

Public health nutritionist and Deputy Head of School Dr Gail Rees shares her thoughts and experiences on Open Access Research.

Open Access Research | Jerry Roberts

Deputy Vice Chancellor Jerry Roberts shares his thoughts and experience with Open Access Research.