Research events

The Research & Knowledge Exchange Office coordinates a variety of research events throughout the year. Details of upcoming events can be found within this page and wider university events are also listed here. Please contact if you would like further information.

Masterclass Academy Lecture: Exploring Professional Learning in Education

Thursday 11 June 2020

Join us for our Masterclass Academy Series when we will be welcoming four speakers: Professor Rachel Lofthouse, Philippa Cordingley, Professor Gerry Czerniawki & Professor Sonia Blandford.

This masterclass creates a space to consider four distinct areas in professional learning:

1. How coaching can improve and transform the lives of educators;

2. How to move forward as an early career researcher;

3. How opportunities for progression as a professional may be bound by issues of social mobility;

4. How education needs to re-think the way professional learning is delivered.

Open to the public. This event will also be streamed live to our Marjon Cornwall campus in Truro.

Full details & register

Brown Bag Series

Our monthly Brown Bag series are open to staff & students to attend. Staff & PGR students are invited to present their research and gain feedback. These sessions are informal with lunch provided.

If you would like to present at a Brown Bag session, please select your prefered date here.

Outlook invites for upcoming Brown Bag sessions will be circulated to staff, PGR & MRes students.

Inaugural Lectures

Plymouth Marjon University is home to a fantastic professorial community. Find out more about past and upcoming inaugural lectures.


Research Developer Series: JISC Online Surveys

1400 - 1530, 12 February 2020

Marjon University holds an institutional subscription with JISC online surveys, which can be used to undertake online surveys for a wide range of research and knowledge exchange projects. This will be a computer based session as a chance to explore the tool further with staff on hand to provide further guidance and support.

Open to all staff & students - attendees must register in advance via to ensure a JISC online surveys account has been set-up.

Academy Lecture: Professor Michael Hyland

1230 - 1400, 4 March 2020

"Why the context is important" Professor Michael Hyland describes recent advances in theoretical understanding showing how the context is important to prevention, therapy and health, a theoretical understanding help guide clinicians and lifestyle coaches in their practice.  

Open to the public.

Full details & register 

Researcher Developer Series: Discovery and Mendeley workshops

1000 -1100 Discovery & 1130-1230 Mendeley, 3 March

Would you like to improve your Mendeley and/or Discovery skills?  Steve Gunard will be running workshops in E119 (Mac Suite). Attend one or both sessions. 

Bring your laptop along if you would like to install Mendeley.

Open to staff, PGR and MRes students.


Research Developer Series: Publishing Hints & Tips

1300 - 1400, 19 March 2020

Where should I publish? How do I go about getting a paper published? What are predatory journals? Publishing Hints & Tips....and much more!

Open to Staff, PGR & MRes Students.

BERA: Framing Research

1000 - 1600, 22 April 2020

Marjon is hosting the upcoming BERA Early Career Researcher Network Symposium Series 2020: Framing Research - Theories, Concepts and Reflexivity in Educational Research.

Full details & register your place here.

Academy Lecture: Professor Pam Dawson

1230 - 1400, 28 April 2020

Full details coming soon!

Research Developer Series: Learning from mistakes

1400, 13 May 2020

Join Professor Michael Hyland for this interactive study skills session on 'Doing Research: learning from the mistakes I have made'.

Open to staff & students.