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Creating an impact from local to global.

Celebrating a rich research landscape with world-leading academics and experts, over 1000 participants gained 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 delved into, responding to real-world challenges with applied research. 

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

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

Join the conversation online with #PlymResFest

Research Festival 2019 trailer

Events listing | 21–25 January 2019

Public Research Programme

The year-long programme of public events showcases our research across a spectrum of topics. It presents our annual Research Festival, the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, the Public Research Lecture series, the new Christmas Research Lecture, and selected lectures featuring keynote speakers 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

Roland Levinsky Building at night

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 worldwide, including dissemination, profile, collaboration, and validation.

During the Research Festival 2019, we shared the following films in which University of Plymouth researchers highlighted 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 Professor Jerry Roberts shares his thoughts and experience with Open Access Research.