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FAIRS’22 – Forum for AI Research Students

FAIRS’22 – Forum for AI Research Students is intended to allow PhD and MRes/MPhil students working on AI-related projects to discuss their research and issues around doing a PhD with senior scholars in the field and with other Forum attendees.

The forum is aimed at those who have either completed a Master’s degree in an AI field and who are interested in progressing to a PhD or are current doctoral or research Masters students. It will give students the opportunity to receive feedback in addition to the supervisory arrangements at their own institution. Students will be expected to contribute to small workshop discussions on issues related to the conduct of the PhD.

FAIRS’22 – Forum for AI Research Students Programme

10.30 – Arrival, registration and coffee

11.00 – Small group discussions. Setting expectations for the day.

11.30 – ‘Getting a PhD (in Computer Science) – Doing Good Research’. Followed by a discussion.

13.00 – Lunch – Taken together at the University Hall and covered by the event registration fee.

14.00 – Student discussion groups – Parallel streams, for students at different stages of the PhD. Discussion of issues and problems experienced by PhD students. All encouraged to share and get involved!

14.45 – Break, tea and coffee

15.00 – Panel session – Focus: doing a PhD – Question and answer session with a panel comprising recent PhD graduates, AI academics, industrial representative and PhD recruiters.

15.45 – Panel session Focus: careers and employment

16.30 – Break, tea and coffee

17.00 – ‘Examining a Higher Degree: The View from the Other Side’. Presentation by Professor Max Bramer. Followed by a discussion.

18.15 – Close


FAIRS’22 offers a full day of workshops and presentations. The event is free for student attendees, except for a contribution of £29.20 pounds (+ VAT @20% and Eventbrite fees) for lunch and all refreshments during the day.

The event includes:

  • Guidance on conducting research and writing the thesis.
  • Advice on undergoing a viva.
  • Advice and discussion on careers after a PhD.
  • The chance to meet other research students and develop networks.
  • An opportunity to discuss work with senior researchers and practitioners. provides information about postgraduate courses and study in the UK. We list thousands of postgraduate courses from universities and colleges in the UK so you can search for the course of your choice.

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