Postgraduate Research Showcase 2012 at the University of Southampton

The Postgraduate Research Showcase 2012 was held at the University of Southampton on 3rd May. Over 80 postgraduate researchers displayed posters within the following themes: People, Policy, Environment and Technology.

Here are some of the winning entries (apologies they are a bit skewed to the “people” category…)

Our very own Sarah Ward got a special mention for her poster on ‘Soda Lake Eco-System dynamics and the effects on lesser flamingo population in East Africa’ which came highly commended in the Environment category.

Gemma Watson in Humanities came highly commended for her poster on Roger Machado, ‘herald and diplomat for the first Tudor monarch’. Gemma cited the objective of the poster to ‘illustrate these beautiful objects alongside historical documentation’.

The winning poster in the ‘People’ category went to Nikhila Mahadevan who claimed first prize for her research on the ‘The Status-Regulating Function of Self-Regard’ – questioning the role and purpose of human ‘self-regard’ to ourselves.

One of Ellie’s personal favourites but which sadly didn’t win a prize was this poster by Camilla Zedan, titled ‘Competition, Cascades and Connectivity: Modelling the Economy as a Complex System’

First prize in the Policy category went to Amanda Lees in the School of Management for her poster on ‘Inter-agency information sharing – Is policy missing the point?’.

According the RDGC the posters were judged on:

  1. Accessibility to a lay audience
  2. Eye-catching layout and design
  3. Concise presentation of material (text & figures)
  4. Clear organisation and importance of research contribution

Images courtesy of Ellie Tighe


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