14th May 2018

The University Centre South Devon (UCSD) Annual Research Showcase has celebrated another successful year. Throughout the week over 85 students presented their research across 9 different curriculum events, alongside industry experts and academic staff, to an audience of over 400 students, industry professionals and members of the public. Over 60 academic posters were on display at various times.

The event provides an opportunity for degree students to share and exhibit their research using posters and presentations. A number of subject areas were represented including Sport, Creative Industries, Computing, Construction, Health, Business, Law, Science and Psychology and History.

Alongside the student presentations, there were talks and presentations from several external keynote speakers covering a range of topics. In attendance were, Lynette Dare- Founding Director at Flossy & Jim, Laura Rugg from the National Trust, Alison Kohler- Director of Conservation & Communities at Dartmoor NPA, Freddie Catlow- Sustainability Construction Manager at Nomadic Resorts & UCSD Alumni, plus many more. Throughout the week students were able to develop their knowledge on key topic areas, gain an insight into future research and explore new subject areas too. The Showcase also inspired those thinking of progressing to a university level of study and introduced others to the range of courses on offer at UCSD.

The Research Showcase successfully brought together students, businesses and societies with similar academic interests. Feedback from the external keynote speakers has been very positive about the range and quality of the research being undertaken by the students. There have also been great comments about the showcase on social media.

One visitor commented, “The Research Showcase was very interesting and provided me with a great insight into the nature of the FdA History with English course, including what type of research and projects current students were working on and what past students have progressed to since completing. As someone currently considering the History with English course as a study option, I was impressed by the variety of research projects on show, the close knit feel of the programme and the support available from staff members at UCSD.”

If you are considering studying a degree and would like to see the opportunities available to you on your doorstep, join us for our next Open Event on Wednesday 20th June 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm– click here to register your attendance.

In the meantime, please contact us on 08000 21 31 81 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

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