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Thank You Everyone!
I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our sponsors. Through your donations the event went really well and was enjoyed by all those who attended and took part.
How did the Postgraduate Symposium Go?
The event was a great success. A total of 8 presentations and 6 talks were given throughout the day on a wide variety of topics. All of the posters and presentations were interesting and well presented and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part and attended. A copy of the abstract booklet, that contains details of all the talks and posters that were presented, will be sent to all of our sponsors, so you can see the wide range of knowledge that was displayed for yourself.
So how were your Donations Spent?
There were several major expenditures for the event that your donations covered:
- £ 100 was used to cover the printing costs of abstract booklets, a copy of which will be sent to all our sponsors
- £ 45 was used to cover the cost of printing posters for the event
- There was a £ 50 cash prize for the best presentation awarded to Hannah Piercy for her presentation 'Monstrosity or Misogyny? Female Sexuality and Monstrosity in Medieval Romance'
- The remaining donations were used to cover the cost of catering for the event, including lunch and tea and coffee
What will Happen Moving Forward?
After the success of this first Grey Postgraduate Symposium, we are hoping to run a similar event next year. This will allow a new generation of Postgraduates to benefit from this event.
I would like to close by once again thanking you all for making this such a fantastic event, it would not have been possible without your generous contributions.
A Big Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the campaign so far! Thanks to your donations, we have reached and exceeded our minimum funding target, meaning the event will go ahead as intended.
Now that the minimum funding target has been met, we can cover the cost of printing posters for the event. In addition, the extra funding will allow us to print abstract booklets, making the event more professional for all those attending. Finally we will be guaranteeing a prize of at least £50 for the best overall presentation.
Further funding will be used to provide lunch for all attendees, and awarding further prizes.
An Overview of the Symposium
Now that we have met our minimum funding goal, we can give you an overview of the event. The symposium will consist of 3-4 blocks of 3-4 presentations. Each presentation will last 15 minutes and there will be time for questions after each talk.
In between the presentations there will be a break for lunch, and after the talks are concluded there will be a poster presentation session followed by the awarding of prizes.
How will the Event Benefit Postgraduates?
The symposium will allow those presenting to develop their presentation and public speaking skills. In addition it will give some students the opportunity to present posters, a useful skill that is often required for research degrees.
Perhaps more importantly, the symposium will help the attendees learn about a wide variety of different subjects, broadening their knowledge of fields not related to their degree.