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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.

Student-led Knowledge Exchange Project Conference

'Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education: Implications for teaching and research'

Friday 1st April 2022

This conference will showcase the outcomes of Marjon’s Student-Led Knowledge Exchange (SLKE) Project, as well as offering opportunities for academic and non-academic participants to share good practice in knowledge exchange activities, and to develop new partnerships for KE. It will include a keynote by Paul Manners, Policy Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and former Executive Producer of BBC Learning. Attendance is free of charge and open to all.

The call for papers is now open. For more information, or to submit a paper, please visit the SLKE web-page (Closing date: 15th November 2021)

Researcher Developer Series: Publishing Hints and Tips

31 March 2021


Steve Gunard, User Education Librarian & Dr Jon Ord, Associate Professor Inst of Education

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 MS Teams invitation.

Researcher Developer Series: NVivo V12 - a brief introductory overview

21 April 2021


Andrew-Edwards-Jones (Social Scientist, PML)

Key features, functions and terminology of NVivo V12 qualitative data analysis software.  This session will illustrate the potential of the software, allowing attendees to make a judgement as to how much time to invest in learning how to apply the tool to their research.

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

Researcher Developer Series: CAPE Research Group - Ethics and Integrity in Educational Research

5 May 2021


James Snook, Senior Lecturer in Education

This seminar is for any staff, PGR & MRes students or Research and Knowledge Exchange Group members interested in considering educational research and integrity through an Interactive session focused on the British Educational Research association (BERA) Ethical Guidelines (2018). 

The session will by chaired by CAPE Convenor Prof Tanya Ovenden-Hope and will start with a brief introduction  to the BERA Ethical Guidelines. It will develop into an exploration of research ethics through collaborative tasks, such as applying ethics to research scenarios with discussion of ways to develop and improve ethics applications.

Join via MS Teams invitation.

Researcher Developer Series: Evaluation Methodology

12 May 2021


Dr Susan Cooper, Associate Professor, Institute of Education

This session will focus on Transformative Evaluation (TE), a participatory methodology that counters the measurement discourse. TE generates data in the form of ‘stories of change’ and has been implemented in a range of contexts and disciplines. The session will provide an overview of the process, followed by a discussion of its current use as part of the Student-led Knowledge Exchange Research Project (funded by OfS).


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

Researcher Developer Series: Social Impact

20 May 2021


Gareth Hart, Director & Co-founder, Iridescent Ideas, Plymouth

From first principles to more complex methodologies, Gareth will cover how to demonstrate the social impact of your work.

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

Researcher Developer Series: SCION Research Group Funding Workshop

15 June 2021


This event is organised by SCION (Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation) research group but is open to all who are interested in putting together an application for external funding. The first part of the session will involve an introduction to the process of bidding for funding (and the Marjon requirements which need to be considered); outline some potential sources of funding (primarily focused on arts/ humanities/ education research); and offer some information on how to put together a budget. The second half of the session will involve an opportunity to discuss research ideas in small groups, and possibly start planning a collaborative bid.

If you’d like to cover any particular area, please email by 28th May with the information below, but please feel free just to join in to find out more.

  • Do you have funding currently? If so, who from?
  • Have you had previous funding? If yes, who from?
  • In two lines, describe the research area that you’d like funding for
  • Are there any internal or external partners that you plan to work with?

 Open to all PGR students and staff via MS 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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