Research without Borders festival

An annual celebration of the pioneering work of our postgraduate researchers

Organised by the Bristol Doctoral College in collaboration with the University Research Institutes, Research without Borders is the University of Bristol's public festival of postgraduate research.

The 2019 festival took place from 7 to 15 May at venues across central Bristol.

More than 500 visitors attended this year's festival events, which included an interactive exhibition of postgraduate research in Colston Hall. This day-long exhibition showcased the work of more than 80 postgraduate research students through interactive stalls and hands-on activities designed to bring their work to life for members of the public.

The evening discussion series, organised in collaboration with the University Research Institutes, gave visitors the chance to question postgraduate researchers about topical issues like the future of digital health and the challenges of creating a fair and sustainable city.

2019 winners

Prizes awarded at the 2019 showcase exhibition were as follows:

Popular Vote (voted for by festival attendees)
'Cystic Fibrosis: From Top to Bottom'
Demi Ng, Mayuree Rodrat and Bartholomew Harvey

Most Engaging Exhibit
'Cystic Fibrosis: From Top to Bottom'
Demi Ng, Mayuree Rodrat and Bartholomew Harvey

Best-Communicated Exhibit
'Nano: Nice or Nuisance?'
Laura J. Fox

The winners of this year's Three Minute Thesis competition can be found on the Three Minute Thesis page.

Last year's festival

The 2018 festival, which was our biggest and best-attended yet. Find out more about last year’s line-up. 

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