An important part of our research culture An important part of our research culture

Staff and postgraduate students attend weekly research seminars, providing information about PhD study and career development, offering a space for students to present research papers and gain feedback, and offering a place for visiting speakers and staff to present cutting edge research.

Research students also co-organise twice-yearly study days / symposia on a range of topics (including animation, disaster narratives, celebrity, media regulation, British cinema), from which several papers have been published.

Over the last five years, at least half of our doctoral students have presented at international conferences such as Screen or SCMS; two students have held positions within MeCCSA (including editing the MeCCSA post-graduate journal), and our PhD community put in a successful bid to hold the MeCCSA PGN conference at UEA in 2013. Post-2008 graduates of the postgraduate programme have gone on to publish six monographs, forty-one peer reviewed journal articles, twenty-seven chapters in edited collections, and have been employed at universities from Bristol and Kingston to Belfast, Canada and South Korea.