Annual PGR Conference

Our students design and run their own national postgraduate conference

Each year, a committee of current students is invited to design and deliver a major national postgraduate research conference.

11th Annual PGR Conference

We are delighted to be hosting the 11th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference which will take place on the 6 March 2019 at Manchester Met.

Risks and Beyond!

The theme of the conference is Risks and Beyond!. We welcome multidisciplinary abstracts on research risks, uncertainties, how we overcome them and the future implications to society.

Risk is inherent in all aspects of life, from making everyday decisions to hypothesising new ideas for the benefit of the wider community. These risks assess the limits of humanity’s knowledge, challenge creative thinking and push boundaries beyond our wildest imagination.

Manchester Metropolitan University is welcoming multidisciplinary works that discuss these research risks, uncertainties, how we overcome them and the future work sprouting from the risks taken. We welcome responses in the following areas:

Call for abstracts

We welcome abstracts (max. 250 words) related to any aspect of the theme, from postgraduate researchers working in any discipline. This is a great opportunity to share your research in progress, and to get feedback from your peers. There will also be prizes awarded at the conference for the best research.

The call for abstracts is now open, with a deadline of 14 December 2018.

Submit your abstract

Presentation formats

We welcome submissions in a variety of formats, including:

Registration, programme and keynote speakers

Registration for the conference is open!

The finalised programme including keynote speakers will be published in January.

Register now


The conference committee


Find out what our conferences are like

On 10 March 2018, researchers from across the country came together to discuss 'Provoking Discourse'. The following video captures highlights from the day:

Research Study