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 research@marjon.ac.uk if you would like further information.

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Masterclass Academy Lecture: Education

Date TBC

Join us for our Masterclass Academy Series when we will be welcoming our three newly appointed Education Visiting Professors: Philippa Cordingley, Professor Gerry Czerniawki & Dr Catherine Knowles.

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

Full details & register (eventbrite link will be added once date confirmed)


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.


Research Developer Series: Systematic Review

1330, 9 October 2019

The term systematic review is often misunderstood, so in this brief introduction to the subject we shall cover areas such as what is a systematic review, what makes them different to traditional reviews, the standards and guidelines involved, practical tips you can use, and things you should avoid. Steve Gunard will be leading the session, joined by Dr Joe Layden & Caroline Westwood.

Open to all PGR students. Staff and MRes students are also welcome to attend. Email pgr@marjon.ac.uk to register.


Research Supervisor Forum

The Research Supervisor Forum is an opportunity for new and experienced postgradute research supervisors to come together and share best practice.

Our next event will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019 and will include training on the revised postgraduate research life cycle, including an opportunity to ask any questions about the new process and forms.

The PGR Administrator will circulate an Outlook invite to all supervisors for these events.


Developing education in Cornwall through research

1700, 31 October 2019

Marjon is teaming up with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Business Festival to celebrate Education Day. Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope will lead a seminar on the vaule of educational research for the professional development of teachers and educational leaders.

This event is taking place at our Marjon Cornwall campus in Truro.

Full details & register


Academy Lecture: Dr Chris Bischof

1200, 4 November 2019

Following the publication of his book Teaching Britain: Elementary Teachers and the State of the Everday, 1846 - 1906, Dr Bischof will be looking at the history of teacher training institutions, including materials from Marjons own archives.

Open to the public.

Full details & register 


Research Developer Series: Surviving the Viva

1330, 4 November 2019

Professor Michelle Jones - tips for getting through the Viva!

Open to PGR Students only. Email pgr@marjon.ac.uk to register.


Academy Lecture: Professor Debby Cotton

Time TBC, 18 November 2019

The Cinderella of Academia? Valuing pedagogic research in higher education.

Open to the public.

Full details & register (details will be added October 2019)


Research Developer Series: Grant applications

1000 - 1600, 12 December 2019

Professor Mark Llewellyn will be leading a workshop on writing a successful research grant application.

Open to PGR students & staff. Email pgr@marjon.ac.uk to register.


Research Developer Series: Academic writing workshop

0900 - 1200, 15 January 2020

Dr Catriona Ryan will be introducing her 7 step methodology, which has been used by students and academics to build confidence as academic writers.

Open to PGR Students only.