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2016 Festival of Postgraduate Research

On Thursday 7th July the Graduate School will be hosting the annual Festival of Postgraduate Research. The Festival is a key event in the University's calendar where we display to the world the impressive and ground-breaking research done by our postgraduate researchers.


Fifty-five of the University of Leicester's best research students, selected competitively from our 1,700 member postgraduate research community, will present their cutting edge research to academics, employers, and the public at this year's Festival of Postgraduate Research.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
The full program is here.

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