Research without Borders festival

Showcase your work as part of the University of Bristol's flagship festival for postgraduate researchers.

Applications are now open for Research without Borders — the University of Bristol's annual festival of postgraduate research, which is organised by the Bristol Doctoral College in collaboration with the University Research Institutes.

Taking part in the festival is a great opportunity to share your research with a range of different audiences, including funders, potential employers and the public. You'll make connections with PGRs from different disciplines — and boost your communication skills. 

Exhibitors in the showcase event also have the chance to win prizes (including an iPad and money for researcher development activities) for the Most Engaging Exhibit or Best Communications Skills. Visit our FAQ page to find out more about the benefits of taking part.

The dates of this year's festival are:

  • Evening discussion series: Monday 30 April – Thursday 3 May
  • Showcase exhibition in Colston Hall: Wednesday 9 May

Ready to apply? Click the button above to do so now — and make sure you submit your application before the deadline of 11am on Monday 5 February 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February.


Why you should apply

For PGRs, Research without Borders provides great opportunities — from networking to learning new skills. Find out more on our FAQ page.

Thanks to Research without Borders, we can bridge the gap between academics and the local community and learn how to provide accessible information that will bring about change. On a personal level, I had the opportunity to make friends with engineers, vets, and biologists — a crowd that, as a sociolinguist, I do not normally mingle with.

Katiuska M Ferrer Portillo (PhD in Modern Languages), 2017 Festival participant
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