Register now for the Postgraduate Research Association conference

When: Thursday 28 May 2015, 9am – 4.30pm
Where: Canterbury North Holmes Road campus

The annual CCCU Postgraduate Research Association Conference is a multidisciplinary event organised and presented by research students at CCCU.

This year’s theme is Engaging Research: Considerations of context.  It will examine perceptions and interpretation of the concept of engagement in academic research. What does it mean for research to be engaging, and how do we attain it?

The plenary speaker is Professor Janet Druker, Emeritus Professor of Canterbury Christ Church University.  Professor Druker possesses extensive experience of research and knowledge exchange, and an interest in the contribution that universities can make to ‘real world’ issues.

The conference is open to all.  The PGRA particularly welcome attendance from final year students thinking of going on to post-graduate research, as it’s a perfect opportunity to see what postgraduate research involves, and meet some existing researchers (as well as researchers from other institutions).

For more details and to register free for all or part of the day, please visit the PGRA web pages.  You can also download the full PGRA conference programme.

For any questions about this event, please email

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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