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Research & Knowledge Exchange 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.

Brown Bag Series

Our monthly Brown Bag series is an informal presentation forum.  Staff & PGR students are invited to present their research and gain feedback.  In 2021 our Research Groups will present themed sessions:

25 Mar - Lifelong Health and Wellbeing 

29 Apr - Context, Agency, Place and Education (CAPE) 

25 May - Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCION)  

23 Jun - Resilience and Human Performance

If you would like to present at a Brown Bag session, please contact 

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

Researcher Developer Series: Intro to Scopus

Wednesday 13 January 2021


Delivered by: Rupal Malde, Elsevier

This session will cover the basics of Scopus with a live demo featuring some of the features available in Scopus, such as literature searching and analysing results of your search, looking at citations, research trends and journal rankings.

Open to all staff and PGR students via Microsoft Teams invitation.


Researcher Developer Series: Using Scopus to find suitable journals for your research

Delivered by: Rupal Malde, Elsevier

During this session you will learn how to use Scopus to find journals for your research area and assess their suitability for your research.

You will use the metric data in Scopus as well as look at some other resources to help you decide which journal is most suited to your needs.

This is a one-hour session for specific subject areas:

  • 20 Jan  1200hr  Sport
  • 27 Jan  1000hr  Education
  • 27 Jan  1500hr  Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 03 Feb  1000hr  Health and Wellbeing 

Please note, this session follows-on from the Intro to Scopus session, 13th Jan. Recording available from

Open to all staff and PGR students via Microsoft Teams invitation.

Research Developer Series: Academic Writing - reduce anxiety workshop

Tuesday 23 February 2021


Dr Catriona Ryan, Scriptor Cube

On completion of this course students will acquire a new skill in academic writing designed to reduce anxiety.  This is an active writing session.  Students should attend the course with a plan for a piece of writing (ie thesis chapter) and will leave with the discursive analysis planned down to the last paragraph with some paragraphs written. 

The session will include Dr Ryan's 7 step academic writing methodology for reducing anxiety during the writing process.  

Students in the early stages of their PhD will find the session beneficial, as well as those at the writing-up phase.

Open to PGR students and Marjon staff PhD candidates via Microsoft Teams invitation.



Research Developer Series: Ethics workshop

Date TBC

This session will provide an opportunity to delve into the ethics application process, including the development of supplementary material and how to apply the risk assessment.

Primarily aimed at PGR and Early Career Researchers but open to all staff via Microsoft Teams invitation.

Researcher Developer Series: Publishing Hints and Tips

Date tbc

Questions to consider to help you decide where to publish and how to spot predatory journals.  Ideal session for PGR students & Early Career Researchers. All staff welcome.  Join via Microsoft Teams invitation.

Inaugural Lectures

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

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