Book Your Place Today! What’s On – LDC Development Events for Postgraduate Researchers May – June 2022

Supporting You and Your Research

We are offering a range of online, specialist workshops on academic writing, research leadership, careers and employability throughout Spring and Summer.

These are a great opportunity to increase your knowledge, refine your skills, meet our friendly programme tutors and postgraduate researchers across the University.  
To find out more and register directly for the events while places last, please go to our LDC Development Team Eventbrite pages:  

May 2022

LDC Development Programme Timetable

Other upcoming courses presently open for booking via LDC Development website are:

Overcoming Imposter Feelings, 10 June 2022 (Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm)

The Emotionally Intelligent Researcher, 24 June 2022 (Time: 09:30am – 12:30pm)

We’ll be adding events throughout the year, so do check back!
Workshop numbers are capped and places book up quickly.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at .

We really look forward to working with you! 

Best wishes,
Sandra Grigglestone

LDC Development Team/SAS/SEE 

Write that Thesis!

Are you writing your thesis?
Should you be writing your thesis?
Make some real progress with our Thesis Writing Afternoons.

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Thesis Writing Afternoons at Zieferblat – with unlimited coffee/tea to fuel your writing

Writing your thesis can be a lonely and frustrating process, easily distracted and derailed by other responsibilities or tasks. The purpose of these writing afternoons is to let you focus fully on thesis writing, away from the usual distractions and to make real progress on your thesis.

We are meeting away from campus, away from interfering distractions, for a solid afternoon of writing. Join other PGRs for mutual support and a chance to pick up, or pass on tips and tricks for successful thesis writing. But most importantly, come and do some serious writing. We provide the lunch, teas/coffees and space – you do the writing.

These sessions are particularly targeted at final year PhD students, though any PGR ready to make real progress on writing their thesis is welcome to join us. In preparation for the session, gather the information you need and plan which section of your thesis you will be working on so that you are ready to sit down and write on the day.

We have two afternoons available, come to one or both. Just follow the links below for booking:

Tuesday 25th July 13:00 – 17:00

Wednesday 26th July 13:00 – 17:00

Poster Day and Poster Day Online 2014 – Call for Registration

PGR Development invites eligible PGR students to register for participation on Liverpool Life  for

Poster Day, which will be held on 10th April 2014 or,

Poster Day Online, 7th April – 2nd May 2014.

For further details on registration, eligibility requirements and guidance on poster preparation visit:

For Poster Day 2014:

The Participant Registration Deadline for Poster Day is Friday, 21st February 2014.

For Poster day Online 2014: There are more stringent requirements for Poster Day Online as listed on the above website.

Poster Day and Poster Day Online provide opportunities for you to engage in public communication.  At both events you will present your research to a degree-educated general public and researchers in other subject areas.  These events provide valuable experience in gaining feedback on your presentation and research from senior academics and fellow research students. No exhibition will be allowed without pre-registration.


We look forward to your participation!


PGR Development, University of Liverpool

Poster Day 2012

Thursday 22nd March: University Poster Day

Poster day is our annual celebration of research where all second year research students – from all subject areas – gather in Mountford Hall to present a poster on their research. Poster Day promotes the public communication of research by providing a showcase of the University’s research talent and it also helps participants develop communication skills. Prizes and commendations were awarded by the judges to those poster presenters that communicated their research best to a ‘degree educated general public.’ Thirty five judges drawn from all three faculties each examined a section of the exhibition and talked to the participants. The intensity of the research on view and the evident enthusiasm of the presenters made this a very interesting, enjoyable and involving process.

The winners and their poster titles are as follows:

Prof. Karen Ross with HSS first prize winner
Prof. Karen Ross with HSS first prize winner, Yusra Khogeer

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

First Prize: Yusra Khogeer, School of Management:
Influential Marketing: The Literary Life of Anthropomorphic Mascots

Second Prize: Fatima Khan, School of Law and Social Justice: British Muslim Identity Post 9/11: Conflict Contradiction and Confusion

Third Prize: Devi Hardean, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures:
The Brown Atlantic: Questions of Triple Consciousness

Prof. Graham Kemp with HLS first prize winner, Giovanni Pellegrini
Prof. Graham Kemp with HLS first prize winner, Giovanni Pellegrini

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

First Prize: Giovanni Pellegrini, Institute of Translational Medicine:
From Rat Poison to Personalised Drugs: an Example of Translational Medicine.

Second Prize: Achchuthan Shanmugasundram, Institute of Integrative Biology:
Comparative Metabolic Analysis of Apicomplexan Parasites

Third Prize: Mark Cobb, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society:
Assessing the Spiritual Needs of Palliative Care Patients.

Dr David Joss with the first prize winner, Sergio Mauri
Dr David Joss with the first prize winner, Sergio Mauri

Faculty of Science and Engineering

First Prize: Sergio Mauri, School of Physical Sciences:
Vibrational Spectroscopy of Molecules on Surfaces

Second Prize: Anita Peacock, School of Physical Sciences:
Polymer-Functionalised Inorganic Nanoparticles for Long-Term Stem Cell Tracking

Third Prize: Sarah Hindley, School of Engineering:
Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition of ZnO Nanowires

Joss Wright with student first prize winner, aria Byrne-McCann
Joss Wright with student first prize winner, aria Byrne-McCann

The Guild Student Prize went to the following:

Maria Byrne-McCann, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures:
Catherine McAuley: Sister of Mercy

Ali Bojarpour, School of Electrical Engineering and Computor Science:
Co-operative Robots

Mazen Almehmadi, Institute of Infection and Global Health:

For the full list of prize winners and commended posters, together with additional photographs, visit the Graduate School Web pages:

The Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Dinah Birch praised the participants for the high standard of their work and thanked all the judges. The Skills Team were also thanked for their organisation with particular commendation for Ms Sandra Grigglestone who planned and executed the event with the help of her team of staff and volunteers. The smooth organisation and the excitement of the event generated a warm and friendly atmosphere as participants chatted, networked and discussed their research and interests.

Many people contributed to Poster Day but particular thanks to the Department of Music String Quartet for their excellent recital and to all at the Guild for their side of the organisation and for their feeding of the five hundred!