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Taster Events

Get a taste for studying for a PhD at Brunel by attending one of our student-led research events on campus

We would like to offer you the opportunity to meet with our current research students and staff at research events organised throughout the year. You’ll be able to experience the research culture and environment, talk informally to students about their experience, learn about the research they do, and speak to staff who might be your potential supervisors. It’s a great way to get a sense of the student life on campus and the community at Brunel!

You’ll have a chance to attend departmental research conferences and specific research events on and off campus. To select the event most relevant to you please complete our registration form.

Research Conferences, Brunel University Campus, various dates

An annual presentation of research conducted by students in the specified areas. You will have a chance to learn about the research conducted by current PhD students who will be exhibiting their work in the form of posters and presentations. Learn how they collaborate with their supervisors and partners externally and how they hope to apply their research on completion of their PhD.  Have an informal chat with the students and staff and speak to Research Student Office staff members about your proposed area and your application process. Upcoming dates:

  • Annual Research Conference (all subjects) -  4th and 5th July. Find out more about this student led research conference by watching our video.
  • Education Department Research Conference – 25th July 

Made in Brunel, 14 -17 June 2018, OXO Bargehouse

A showcase of student work taking place at the OXO Bargehouse. The event will be a public exhibition, taking you on a journey through our experience at Brunel. Expect to see a range of products, services and a handful of other design projects produced by the final year and PhD students of the College for Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Find out more here:  http://madeinbrunel.com

Register your attendance

Register for one of the events using the registration form here. You will receive an email confirming your registration and we will be in touch with you closer to the date with all the details to help you organise your visit.

More research events at Brunel

You are also invited to participate in our Research Events organised by the Institutes and Research Centres. View a list of our research events here.

Postgraduate Open Evenings

Our Postgraduate Open Evenings run throughout the year and are designed to give you an idea of what postgraduate life at Brunel is like, giving you the chance to discuss your interests with both staff and current students. During the evenings you will have the chance to:

  • Meet academic staff

  • Find out all about your chosen programmes and research areas

  • Meet current postgraduate students

  • Take part in talks about postgraduate life at Brunel

  • Learn more about our World-leading Research Institutes and their projects  

  • Hear about funding opportunities, finance and scholarships

  • Possibly apply for a postgraduate taught programme that interests you

Find out more here