On Friday April 16 2021, 18 students from across the university and associated college partners presented their research at the annual OBU GetPublished! student conference.
Students presented impressive work on topics from the architecture of migrant camps to young women’s engagement with online porn, and from plant-based convenience foods to facial recognition software in clothing stores. The undergraduates and postgraduates who took part had been selected by a team of academic reviewers based on the high quality of their research.
You can find details and posters of all the talks on the conference showcase webpage, and you check out all of the presentations in GetPublished! 2021 section of the Oxford Brookes University online Student Research Collection. A few of the prize-winning posters are featured in other posts in the May edit of BXtra!
Irina Richards, MA Education (Artist Teacher Practice) student, wrote “Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant conference. I am delighted to have taken part in it this year. The online format suited the conference very well – I enjoyed the high level of audience engagement, and an opportunity for everyone to join in the discussion. I would certainly recommend this conference to current or prospective students at Brookes – it is an amazing opportunity to showcase your research to a wider audience.”
Sunil Goswami, MSc Digital Media Production student, said “This was a first of its kind as an experience for me, but the Student Research Launch Pad team supported me every step of the way with clear instructions and quick response to queries and issues. The conference itself was a very enriching and rewarding experience. It was a great way to talk about my research and share it with people who were interested.
The way it was run was very professional yet friendly. I enjoyed the Q&A session. It was fantastic to see other people interested in my subject area. The Launch Pad team did a great job of organising the whole conference and supporting people like me who were inexperienced. I would recommend it to anybody without reservations. If you are doing research, this is a great way to get it out there and start talking about it.”
The conference ran online for the first time, with an audience of nearly 100 people at different times throughout the day.
The GetPublished! conference happens every year – search for the Student Research Launch Pad on the university website for more details of this and other opportunities for students to share and publish their work.