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Science & Engineering Research Symposium

13th September 2018

#SciEngSymp2018 What’s The Point?

The 2018 annual Manchester Metropolitan University Science & Engineering research symposium is up-on us!

The symposium showcases the great work being undertaken by research students within the Faculty of Science & Engineering. Whether you are a student, early careers researcher, faculty member or a member of the wider scientific community, the annual symposium gives insight into the world-class research taking place in the heart of Manchester.

A single day free event, the symposium is an ideal forum for researchers to meet and exchange ideas in emerging areas of research.

If you have any queries please email us at: sciengresearchsymp@mmu.ac.uk or you can also Tweet to us (esp. if you have a query during weekend).

Curious about what to expect? Check Symposium 2018 photos on our Flickr page.

What’s The Point?

This year’s theme is, Science – whats the point? Why does it matter? And can you explain it? Increasingly, we have to justify what we are doing and communicate it in an accessible way – important for publicising our work, attracting funding and demystifying science to engage the next generation of scientists.

The objective of the symposium are to provide research students with the opportunity to have their work peer-reviewed and to present and publish their work and to provide early career researchers, MRes, MPhil and PhD students with the opportunity to learn the process of organising and running of a conference.

The symposium aims to encourage interdisciplinary research within MMU by both building and strengthening connections between Computer Science, Chemistry, Informatics, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Geography, Biomedical Science, Nutrition, Sport, Animal Behaviour, Conservation and related disciplines.

It is a safe environment to practice your research, public speaking, presentation skills before going to a professional research conference

This is an amazing networking opportunity!

This symposium has happened!

The call for abstracts has now closed.

We look forward to showing you the best of research at MMU

Venue John Dalton Building, Manchester, United Kingdom

In the search for effective waste policy: Alignment of UK waste legislation and the EU circular economy package.

Carly Fletcher

The effective development and communication of waste policy can often affect successful implementation, whereby over-regulation can stifle innovation and under-regulation, or regulation that is unclear, can lead to poor uptake of policies. Often policy instruments that have been introduced to address specific singular issues, can lead to areas of duplication, replication and even conflict when combined. This study presents a thematic analysis of UK legislation, to assess how well national legisl ...

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Building bridges between scientific and local knowledge in relation to flooding and pollution.

Maria Loroño-Leturiondo

An initial scoping survey that we conducted found that flooding and pollution are the main environmental concerns amongst Greater Manchester citizens. Building resilient communities in the face of these environmental hazards requires raising awareness, and establishing genuine two-way dialogue between experts with scientific knowledge, and non-experts with local knowledge and real-life experiences.

Finding forms of communication that work in raising awareness and in facilitating ...

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A Unified General Framework for Opinion Dynamics

Adam Coates

Opinion dynamics is the study of how people’s opinions may change as they interact with
others in a population. This is conventionally studied by modelling people as interacting
agents with mathematical rules governing their behaviour. The field is characterised by an
uncoordinated approach to the creation of new models and rules, with no reference to a
unified general framework. This results in a large amount of duplicated work, even as a
significant portion ...

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