Conference brings together PhD community
23 January 2023
A PhD mini conference held at Cardiff Business School on 11 January 2023 brought together the research community and generated brilliant student feedback.
The annual conference was co-organised by Cardiff Organisational Research Group (CORGies) and the Employment Relations Unit (ERU).
The event, which around forty people attended, supported PhD student research and professional development. It gave PhD students the opportunity to share their work with peers and staff.
Professor Sarah Gilmore, co-cordinator of CORGies said:
The conference featured 9 presentations split into 3 themes. The first part of the day was themed on entrepreneurship and was chaired by Professor Sarah Gilmore. The next section, chaired by Dr Cara Reed, was themed on disruption, rivalry and risk. The final part of the day, chaired by Dr Luciana Zorzoli, focused on public policy, work and knowledge.
Dr Luciana Zorzoli, interim co-ordinator of ERU said:
Cara Reed, co-ordinator of CORGies said:
Katherine Parsons, final year PhD student who has presented at the conference for the last few years said:
"The conference has been such an invaluable part of my PhD journey - from presenting the earliest genesis of my PhD project right through to the final end product three years later, today. I am so thankful to be part of such an encouraging, supportive and inspiring research group and benefit hugely from not only receiving feedback and questions on my own work from my peers and esteemed colleagues but also from seeing how my fellow PhD colleagues' work is developing. I am feeling motivated to push through the final viva hurdle now. Thank you, colleagues."
Samta Marwaha, 2nd year PhD student who presented for the first time at the conference stated:
"As a second year PhD student and a first-time presenter at an academic conference, the conference formed a perfect platform showcase my research thus far and to receive insightful feedback for future progress. The vast range of interdisciplinary research topics provided for new dimensions of intriguing conversations and fresh perspectives. The collegial atmosphere added to the overall value of being a presenter, by making it a fun learning experience. On a personal note, the conference contributed to my ongoing PhD journey by increasing my awareness about novel avenues pertinent to my research. In a nutshell, the mini PhD conference is an opportunity that shouldn't be missed!"