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What is Link?

Link’18 is the 4th edition of University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham Students’ Union’s student- led interdisciplinary research conference.

It will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Thursday 31st May 2018.

Our goal is to empower postgraduate students to share and celebrate their research in a positive, constructive and, collaborative space, and to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary connections and networks.

Last year we saw over a hundred postgraduates present their research, as well as hosting keynote speakers and the Graduate School’s “3 Minute Thesis” competition.

Why get involved?


Nottingham is a ‘research-led’ University; how does this manifest on a daily basis to staff and students, not just those directly engaged in research, but those who are considering it or being taught by those conducting it? We want EVERYONE to understand the value of the genuinely world class research being done at this University and to be able to share and celebrate those successes.


We want to challenge our students. Explaining your research can be hard, even to those who have expertise in that area; providing a clear and concise review to a non-expert audience is an even more difficult and yet crucial skill. Facilitated Q&As and interactive debates between panels at the end of end of each session bring the day to life, allowing for genuine conversation about the value of research.


We know that the best ground-breaking research is interdisciplinary, and happens through teamwork; we want to enable conversations and connections that might not happen through day-to-day academic activity. These are the relationships we need to build if our University and our students are to thrive in the modern research environment.


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