Research Festival 2020

Returning for the third year, the annual festival showcases the outstanding research carried out by staff at the University in collaboration with colleagues and partners locally, nationally and internationally.

Creating an impact from local to global

Join our week-long celebration of the rich research landscape that impacts our world with world-leading academics and experts.

Through our health and medical expertise, we examine the brain, the body, and the ways technology play a significant role in improving healthcare.

Sustainability and our strong relationship with the ocean are inevitably explored, confronted and communicated through dedicated sessions and days.

The week is also peppered within an assortment of topics including digital visualisation, arts, history, and digital rights in an internet age.

Fittingly for 2020, the festival also marks the Mayflower 400 commemorations through a contemporary response to our history and heritage.

How do we respond to global environmental challenges affecting our biodiversity?
Can we protect our children from the dangers on the internet?
What does a future of clean growth from natural resources look like?
How do we maintain healthy and productive oceans for a sustainable ocean economy?

These are just some of the questions our academics will delve into, inviting academics, partners, businesses, students, and the public to sample a diverse programme that spans a breadth of fascinating research projects.

Join the conversation online with #PlymResFest 

Watch our Research Festival 2020 trailer

Events listing | 20–24 January

Monday 20 January

Friday 24 January

Images of Research Competition

An exhibition of images that captures the true essence of our postgraduates' research.

The University’s Doctoral College is inviting postgraduate research students and staff to submit an eye-catching photographic image, and captivating description, for the third Images of Research competition.

Prize winners will receive up to £150 in research travel or research funding, selected by public votes cast in the Research Festival 2020.

Submit your entries by Friday 13 December for a chance to win.

Find out more about the competition

Public Research Programme

The University of Plymouth hosts a year-long programme of public events that showcase our research across a spectrum of topics.

Beginning with our annual Research Festival, the programme presents the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, Public Research Lecture series, and the new Christmas Research Lecture throughout the year.

All are welcome to join us as our academics open the door to the intriguing world of research, inviting you to learn more about the fascinating work taking place across the University.

Have a look at our upcoming events taking place in 2019/20