Student Research Festival. Presentation Winners

Student Research Festival – winning presentations

We are happy to announce the winning presentations this year’s Student Research Festival sessions, wellbeing, decolonisation, sustainability and posters. The judges were impressed with the exceptional quality of all presentations featured. It as great day with students presenting very different research from a range of perspectives.

Wellbeing & Community

Winners: What’s the bleeding problem? An exploration into period poverty in Bangladesh and Scotland – Puneet Bansal and Aditi Singh

The judges said ‘Your research is to be applauded – drawing on an impressive range of data you explored both psychological and economics impacts of period poverty helped build a really convincing argument around positive action by NGOs and governments and stimulated much reflection on the topic by the audience. Your responded to questions confidently and clearly, you clearly have an expert grasp on the subject. It would be great to expand the study to include more countries. Very well done.’

Decolonisation & Wellbeing

Winner: – How Chinese general high school and international school graduates adapt to university in the UK – Zirui He

The judges said: The aim of the study was very clear. There was a good amount of context into the purpose and topic of the presentation. They found the the comparison between general high school and international school experiences very interesting and it sparked a lot of thought about how student communities are perceived. The conclusions were clear and important for Higher education.

Sustainability & Wellbeing

Winner: How empathy and compassion can promote sustainable action – Amelia Ghanea-Hercock

The judges said: Thank you, Amelia, for your engaging and stimulating presentation on the application of neuroscience to sustainability behaviour change and policy. We really liked your presentation style – particularly the use of the brain image. We found it very accessible to someone not in neuroscience, and very well linked to sustainability. We liked your use of examples. Your engagement with the questions, use of simple explanations, and use of further examples, showed that you understand your topic very deeply.


Winner: A Comparison Canine and Feline Hip Dysplasia – Zara Long

The judges said: A clear poster that communicated all stages of the research in accessible format that those in the field and people outside who are interested in the topic can understand. The consistent and clean layout emphasised the research question and results. It utilised purposeful graphics and visuals.

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