From a student perspective...

Rachel Marsden attended the conference.

"It was a day of triple scheduled, back-to-back, short ten-minute presentations about current research from BCU, where I presented the practical outcome of my current PhD research. It was a great opportunity to find out the now of “contributions to new knowledge” across all faculties, departments and disciplines.

You can read my notes on the sessions that resonated with me - where some made my research brain very, very happy".

Read Rachel's blog

Image: Phillip Reed

On Monday 15 December 2014 Birmingham City University held its annual research conference, RESCON, at our City North Campus. It was bigger than ever, with three parallel sessions running throughout the day, and guest speakers.

We were delighted to welcome Richard Kenny, Head of Strategic Development at Birmingham City Council. Richard talked about the "game changing" role of Birmingham in the future, and introduced plans for collaborations in urban science between academia (including Birmingham City University), businesses and the city council. Watch his speech on YouTube and downloadhis presentation slides.

Our second keynote was by Prof Mark Reed of the Birmingham School for the Built Environment, who shared his valuable insights on knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary research. Watch Mark's speech on YouTube and downloadhis presentation slides.

See the keynote speeches and presentations from Baker Hall in our playlist.

A huge thank you to presenters, speakers, session chairs and everyone involved in the event.

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