RESCON13 took place yesterday, and was a great success. The event was held at the Parkside Building which proved to be a perfect setting. The walls were filled with posters from our staff and students (which were entered into a poster competition, voted for by delegates), and there were sessions running all day in parallel rooms.
The conference was opened with a speech by Vice Chancellor Cliff Allan, who praised the efforts from everyone in the recent REF submission.
The diversity of research at the University was apparent during the sessions, with many people coming to me and enthusing about the variety on show. I had to agree, when I had a chance to sit in on some I saw presentations about everything from Ectoplasm, to building information management, to research bias in prisons and critical discourse analysis of the Nigerian press. All of them engaging, and everyone I spoke to said the same about the presentations they attended.
The conference was followed by a speech from the new Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Enterprise & Business Engagement Paul Ivey, who enthused about the diversity of research on show and the passion exhibited by staff and students for their research projects. Prizes were given for the poster competition, then finally there was the evening reception.
More photos will be published soon, and conference proceedings and videos from the lecture theatre presentations will be available on iCity for staff and students in the new year.
For a recap through the eyes of social media, Thomas Lancaster from TEE has helpfully put together this Storify – which includes tweets and photos from throughout the day.
A big thank you to everyone who presented, session chaired, and submitted a poster, and also thanks to those who helped with the organisation of the event beforehand.