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Third annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference


The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences yesterday held its third annual AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference.  The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters by our research students.

The Postgraduate Research Conference is an important part of our students’ overall academic training and is also an opportunity to share ideas and experiences across disciplines. In his opening address, Professor Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean of Research spoke about the Faculty’s commitment to the student experience, but also complimented the work of our postgraduate community in organising recent PhD ‘life hacks’ events.

The winner of the Dean’s Prize for Best Conference paper was Zach Roche, Department of Sociology, for his paper ‘Left After Debt: Coping After the Crisis’, examining the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI). Second place was awarded to Sean O’Connell, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics.

Congratulations also to Niall Curry, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, who won the Dean’s Prize for Best Conference Poster. The runner up was Michelle Starr, Department of Sociology.

Fourteen students presented their research throughout the day on a diverse range of subjects. The event was organised by Dr Niamh Lenahan, AHSS Graduate Centre.  View the AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference Booklet 2017.

The posters can be seen at the links below:

  1. Michelle Starr, Department of Sociology
  2. Niall Curry, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
  3. Gyorgy Nagy, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
  4. Karen O’Brien, School of Law
  5. Audrey Galvin, School of Culture and Communication



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