Jane Vennik, Clare McDermott, Lily Lai and Catherine Woods were among the group of 12 PhD students who presented their work to members of the Primary Care and Population Sciences Academic Unit. The opportunity offered students an encouraging and collegial environment to polish their presentation skills in preparation for future conferences and to receive feedback from senior academics before defending their research in a viva.
The annual event, now in its third year, highlighted the range of interdisciplinary PhD work being conducted across the department. "All PhD students are expected to present an aspect of their work and students use it as a forum to develop research ideas and plans." said event organisers Dr Hazel Everitt and Catherine Woods.
“It was a great opportunity for the PhD students to present on work in progress, to get some helpful feedback from more senior members of the department and to do a bit of networking too.” PhD student Lily Lai.
The event provides the opportunity to present their work in a friendly and supportive environment where students can interact with each other, share ideas and provide advice and support.
- Dr Hazel Everitt and Catherine Woods
PhD Research Presentation Conference programme
Related links: PCPS, University of Southampton: www.southampton.ac.uk
Research Education Advice and Communication in Health (REACH): www.southampton.ac.uk/reach