Coventry University Shortlisted for Two 2020 Postgrad Awards

Tuesday 16 June 2020

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Coventry University has been shortlisted for two 2020 Postgrad Awards. The initiative, hosted by FindAMasters and FindAPhD, invites nominations from students undertaking Masters or PhD study across the UK.

The Doctoral Capability and Development (DCAD) Conference, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best PG Student Experience Initiative’ and PhD candidate Molly Browne from the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) has been nominated for the ‘PhD Student of the Year Award.’

The awards are testament to the thriving postgraduate community at Coventry University, and the support initiatives organised by the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development.

The DCAD conference was planned as a physical event for the end of March. Responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 lockdown measures being implemented, members of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability & Development team adapted the conference format for online attendance. The event was well attended by many postgraduate researchers and staff alike, and celebrated Coventry’s postgraduate research and supervisory successes.

CAMC PhD candidate Molly Browne’s research explores the benefits of outdoor and nature-based activities for people who are living with Dementia. Her work has already received significant recognition, with her being awarded Coventry University’s own ‘Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2020’ in January.

We are delighted that Coventry University has been shortlisted for two of this year's Postgrad Awards. Our postgraduate research environment is thriving, and the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability & Development continue to support our PGR community as it grows. There have been a number of challenges posed by the pandemic, but the DCAD conference illustrated the hard work of the team to bring our PGR candidates together virtually to celebrate their continued successes. We are equally proud of Molly for her impactful work on dementia and the fantastic initiatives she has started during her PhD, including the Women In Research Network. We wish her the best of luck!

Carolyn Wynne, Deputy Director of the Doctoral College.

The results will be announced by FindAMasters/FindAPhD in August 2020 following the consultation of a select judging panel of experts across the education sector.

Read more about Coventry University’s Doctoral Capability and Development Conference.

Watch Molly Browne’s research presentation from the 2020 ‘PGR Researcher of the Year’ event.