Festival of Doctoral Research 2022

The University of Portsmouth will hold the third Festival of Doctoral Research on Thursday 7 July 2022 in Eldon Building, with a live stream for those wishing to join online.

This event will enable you to celebrate research in all its forms and hear from fellow students about the innovative work going on in every Faculty. Co-created with and hosted by Postgraduate Research Students, this is truly a student-centred event, and you can be part of it too!

The festival will include talks, competitions, and panel discussions. The event will be held in Eldon Building and online via Zoom, and you can register as an attendee:

Register in-person

Register  online 


Festival of Doctoral Research 2022


Main Event

09.30am – 10.00am Registration and links to competition galleries
10.00am – 10.10am Welcome from Dr. Darren Van Laar
Director of The Graduate School
10.10am – 11.00am Keynote
11.00am – 12.00pm Three Doc Fest Talks & Q&A panel
12.00pm – 12.50pm Lunch provided – last opportunity for public votes
12.50pm – 1.50pm Three Minute Thesis Competition
1.50pm – 3.10pm Four Doc Fest Talks & Q&A panel
3.10pm – 3.30pm Break
3.30pm – 4.30pm Three Doc Fest Talks & Q&A panel
4.30pm – 5.15pm Professors’ Panel -Research Careers
5.15pm – 6.00pm Prizes and drinks reception

For more information about the festival, please contact the Graduate School team at

University of Portsmouth

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