Events diary

The University runs hundreds of events each year that are open to alumni and guests

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The Brain Tumour Research Lab tour of John Bull Building

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<p>London alumni event</p>

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival

2–4 March 2018, Plymouth campus

With a national reputation for combining artistic creativity with scientific development, this year’s festival has the theme, ‘Decoding Life’, and will feature performances of exciting new works by researchers at the University alongside the world-renowned percussion group, Ensemble Bash. 

The effect of drug-resistant pathogens on DNA proteins, the brain’s reactions during epileptic seizures, political debates around mental health, endangered crocodiles in India, and the seagulls that populate Britain’s coastlines are just some of the themes that have been woven into performances and work for the 12th staging of this annual event, organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. 

Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence Lab Tour

11 April 2018, Derriford Research Facility

Throughout the year, the University hosts a series of research laboratory tours. It’s an opportunity to see the labs and ask questions of the scientists who undertake our world-leading research. Visitors will be looked after by our regional Brain Tumour Research representative and shown the ‘Wall of Hope’, created to celebrate those who help fund the research, recognised by personalised plaques and significant dates. Each plaque represents £2,740 raised – which is the running cost per day of the laboratories. 

Whether you are already a fundraiser or would like to be, or just have an interest in the amazing research that happens here, please get in touch.

Book a place on a tour

London Alumni Networking event

6 March 2018, The Dickens Inn, St Katherine Docks, E1W 1UH

The fourth London Alumni Networking event is a ‘Networking Machine Masterclass’, followed by drinks and canapés. The masterclass will be a 45-minute session focusing upon: becoming a connector; working the room; developing the confidence and mindset for effective
communication; and starting and finishing conversations successfully.

Booking is essential.

Register for this event

Annual Research Event for Postgraduate Research 

15 March 2018, Plymouth Guildhall

The University is delighted to showcase a great mix of presentations from its research and masters students across education, health, biology, nursing, earth science, performing arts, law, engineering, medicine and geography. There will also be a live performance of ‘FLOW’ featuring musicians and dancers, and a video presentation for a study into social workers. 

This event is open to everyone and you’re welcome to attend all or part of the afternoon. 

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

March heralds Brain Tumour Awareness Month: 31 days to raise awareness and support fundraising for scientific research in this nationally underfunded area. Research is key to discovering treatments and a cure, and powerful partnerships, such as the one between the University and the charity Brain Tumour Research, are critical in the exploration for answers. 

The University is an official BTR Centre of Excellence, focusing upon low-grade brain tumours, and our world-leading research is indebted to the support and generosity of fundraisers. 

Find out what events are taking place to support Brain Tumour Research.

Art, Design & Architecture Degree Show

June 2018, various venues, Plymouth

Outstanding student talent spanning a range of arts disciplines will go on show in this exhibition across Plymouth. An annual degree show, it celebrates the creativity and innovation of hundreds of final year students. 

Further details will be available on the events calendar nearer the time.

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<p>Brain Tumour awareness week</p>
<p>Megan Wakeham, Fine Art, HOT 17</p>