Digital Futures PhD Network 30th october 2023

On the 30th of October, Digital Futures ran a network event for PhD students within UoM who are working on research related to digital. The event featured some lightning talks from students who showcased their research as well as a world café networking session.

The aim of this event was to help students develop interdisciplinary and cross-faculty relationships that can lead to new perspectives on research.

Sarah Barton, Strategic Lead for Digital Futures, welcomes attendees to the PhD Network

The network event was kicked off by the Strategic Lead for Digital Futures, Sarah Barton, who welcomed all to the event and stressed the importance of inter-disciplinary thinking and research for PhD students.

A series of short lightning talks by PhD students followed, starting with Lina Alaydi who a gave a talk on Auto-Catalytic Activity of Smart Supramolecular Oligonucleotide for Cancer Therapy.

Divya Ravy then gave a talk titled 'Understanding volcanic systems on the Moon using lunar rocks'. Bibhusha Karki followed with a presentation called 'Empowering Older South Asians for health: Bridging Health Gaps Digitally'.

In case you missed it, watch Divya and Bibhusha's presentations below:

Kamil Okedara rounded the talks off with a presentation on the Ethics in Engaging Infrastructure Project Stakeholders.

Watch Kamil's presentation here:

A world café workshop ensued wherein attendees had the opportunity to share their knowledge outside of their respective fields, helping to develop interesting conversations and new perspectives on research.

After this networking session, the event was soon brought to a close.

The University of Manchester's wider Digital Futures network is highly interdisciplinary and operates across the whole range of the University’s digital research - connect with us and keep in touch: