We welcomed 2018 with a festival to celebrate the outstanding research carried out by staff at the University of Plymouth in collaboration with colleagues locally, nationally, and internationally.
This week-long programme showcased the work that is being carried out across the University and highlight how our research is making a difference in economic, environmental, social and cultural terms.
The festival invited an academic, business and public audience to sample a diverse programme with a breadth of research topics. From antibiotic resistance, currently making national headlines as a critical worldwide threat; to our interdisciplinary research into marine and terrestrial issues, advances and strategies including global warming and displacement.
We tested the very current temperature of politics through Big Data, whilst through our Cornerstone Heritage initiative we explored how we live with the past and learn from it.
Community engagement was the topic for our event at Devonport Guildhall whilst Professional Healthcare was discussed by participants from different disciplines in a brainstorming session at Derriford to formulate novel ideas for the next generation of University research projects.
Throughout the week festival goers enjoyed our Images of Research competition as postgraduate researchers vied for two coveted Audience Favourite prizes.