Our research informs our teaching right from the start, making our course modern and progressive.

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.

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 2018 we shared the following talking head 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.

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