[X]pertise

In this new series, LEADS will illuminate the high-quality research being undertaken by undergraduate, postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow. [X]pertise runs on the last Wednesday of every month between 3 and 4pm. Each session will consist of three 15 minute talks, and will be held via Zoom.

These sessions will be recorded and live-streamed to YouTube so that you can refer back them at your leisure.

Each month will focus on a broad theme to showcase the research relating to that theme from across the University.

Our upcoming themes:

Upcoming Themes:

July (28th): Art, Culture and Identity

This month we focus the role of art and culture, currently and historically, in shaping who we are as individuals and as a collective. We are looking for broad, multidisciplinary research which has considered the relationship between art, culture, and identity.

  • September (19th) : Artificial Intelligence

  • October (27th): Black History Month

  • November (24th): Cancer in Research and Society

  • December (TBC): Faith, Religion and Belief

Past topics:

June (30th): LGBTQ+

In conjunction with Pride month, we want to highlight the experiences and history of the LGBTQ+ community. We're looking for research which amplifies the diverse voices of LGBTQ+ people and tackles the questions of equality and representation. 

May (26th): Climate Change (Part 2)

What do we know about climate change, and what are we doing to tackle its effects environmentally, socially, politically, economically, etc.? We encourage discussions that take a multitude of views. We aim to have a broad, common, multidisciplinary discussion around this as one of the key challenges facing humankind. 

March 31st: Climate Change (Part 1)

What do we know about climate change, and what are we doing to tackle its effects environmentally, socially, politically, economically, etc.? We encourage discussions that take a multitude of views. We aim to have a broad, common, multidisciplinary discussion around this as one of the key challenges facing humankind. 

February 17th 3-4pm: Mental Health 

This month will focus on research relating to improvements in understanding, recognising and treating the mental health crisis. We encourage presentations on the numerous dimensions from which mental health can, and has been, understood and experienced within society and across the globe.

What's in it for you?

Who should apply? And why would you?

[X]pertise provides an opportunity for both students and staff to present their research to an interdisciplinary audience. 

If you're someone who's interested in communicating your research a wide ranging audience, from undergraduate to academic, and are comfortable giving a talk with questions, we'd love to hear from you. 

I am a UG or PGT student: why would I get involved?

If you're a student (postgraduate or undergraduate) who has done original research in an area which relates to one of the monthly themes, you should apply to present your research.  This will give you the opportunity to build on your presentation skills as well as allow you to meet people who are conducting research into similar areas. This would be particularly useful for you if you're considering postgraduate research.  

I am a PhD student: why would I get involved?

Participating in [X]pertise will enable you to practice and refine your presentation skills. We also think that it's important for PhD students to have the opportunity to share your work to a wider audience and this series will allow you to share your work in a multidisciplinary setting. You'll also get the opportunity to discuss your research with those who share similar research interests.  

Who should attend?

Anyone can attend! If you're interested in finding out what's going on across the University, want to make new connections or learn about something new, then [X]pertise is for you. 

What are the benefits of presenting? 

These sessions will provide an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to network with each other, and with staff doing research in similar fields.

To help you prepare your presentation, trained staff in LEADS will act as presentation mentors. The staff will help you create engaging, entertaining talks suitable for an interdisciplinary audience.

Most degrees have presentation or poster assessments. While the interdisciplinary style of [X]pertise is different from what you'll have to do on your course, it'll let you see what the atmosphere is like when a crowd of people listen to (and question) someone else on what they've been working on.

 

Even if you're just watching, you'll learn about presenting.

Most degrees have presentation or poster assessments. While the interdisciplinary style at [X]pertise is different from what you'll have to do on your course, it'll let you see what the atmosphere is like when a crowd of people listen to (and question) someone else on what they've been working on. You'll also learn about the diverse amount of research being undertaken by staff and students at all levels across the University.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Diver