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Research and Enterprise Conference #BeckettREC18

Join us for the first annual Research and Enterprise conference - an interactive and informative event for all academic staff.

Eventbrite bookings for the conference closed on Monday 25 June at 16:00; however, if you would like to attend, please email the Research and Enterprise team


The Research and Enterprise conference is an opportunity for all research-active members of staff, and those who would like to become research-active, to celebrate and grow our vibrant research community.

The conference will be a chance to meet other researchers, network, and find out about the opportunities available across the University to get the most out of your research outputs.

#BeckettREC18 Conference agenda

09:00 - 09:30      Registration

09:30 - 10:15      Vice Chancellor's Welcome & Keynote by Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise,

10:15 - 10:45      Refreshment break

10:45 - 12:00      Parallel Sessions 1 & 2

11:30 - 14:00      Research and Enterprise Showcase

12:00 - 13:00      Lunch

13:00 - 14:15      Parallel Sessions 3 & 4

14:15 - 14:45      Refreshment break

14:45 - 16:00      Parallel Sessions 5 & 6

16:00 - 16:30      Plenary



Professor Andrew Slade will present a keynote talk around the new Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the changes implemented for the 2021 REF.

Session 1            

POW! Research with Impact       

We welcome external speaker, Dr Ged Hall who will be discussing the Design and Evaluation of Impact. This will be followed by the Libraries & Learning Innovation Research Services team, who will be speaking about maximising impact with Symplectic.                 

Session 2            

Supporting Research Students   

The Graduate School will share insight on best practice for supervisors and experiences of a member of staff studying a PhD.    

Session 3            

The Game of (Research Funding) Life 

Find out more about research funding and the peer review processes in this talk, and how to prepare a funding proposal.            

Session 4             

Open for Business          

Peter O'Brien from Yorkshire Universities will discuss the Industrial strategy; and Andrew Marran and Jo Griffiths will speak about spin-outs and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).        

Session 5            

Spread the Word & Collaborate

Dr Bill Davies will share how to build effective partnerships; followed by Dee Reid who will discuss promoting your research. Katie Rigarlsford will give insight into the University Business Centres and how they act as a platform for regional engagement.  

Session 6             

Get Published   

Find out how to get your work published and strategies for improving output quality. Hear about journal metrics and predatory publishing from the Libraries And Learning Innovation.             

Closing Session

Research by Design        

Professor Robert Shail and Professor Simon Morris will be discussing Practice as Research in the Creative Arts in the final session of the day.

Research and Enterprise Showcase

There will be a showcase event running from 11:30 to 14:00 in the Rose Bowl atrium. Come and find out more about the research and enterprise projects taking place across our university.


Eventbrite bookings will close on Friday 22 June.


Event Details

27 June 2018
09:30 – 16:30
Rose Bowl, City Campus
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