The Colloquia provide a valuable opportunity for graduate researchers to present their work to an audience of faculty members and fellow students.
The next Law School Graduate Researcher Colloquium will be held in 2021. Date to be confirmed.
The Colloquia comprise three different kinds of presentations:
1. Work in progress presentations
All PhD and MPhil candidates are invited to make a 20-minute work-in-progress presentation (with 10 minutes for questions afterwards). Previously, students have used this opportunity to obtain feedback on a thesis chapter or to practice for a conference presentation.
2. PhD and MPhil confirmation presentations
PhD candidates are required to make a 20-minute presentation on their thesis (with 10 minutes for questions afterwards) towards the end of their first year of candidature (or towards the end of the second year for part-time candidates).
MPhil candidates are required to make a 15-minute presentation on their thesis (with 10 minutes for questions afterwards) by the six-month mark (12 months part time) of their candidature.
3. PhD and MPhil completion presentations
PhD and MPhil candidates are required to present an overview of their entire thesis three to six months before submitting. The presentation should include the ‘objectives, methods, findings and significance’ of the research. We allow 40 minutes for each completion seminar plus 20 minutes for questions and discussion.