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University Research Conference

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7-9 November 2016 - Inverness

The 4th biennial university staff and student (PGR) research conference will take place in Inverness from Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th November 2016.

This year, we are delighted to be returning to Inverness and our conference venues will be the recently opened Inverness College UHI campus on day one and then we move to the Kingsmills Hotel for days two and three. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Alice Brown, chair of the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education. There will also research showcases, training sessions, and social events.

With around 200 staff and students attending to take advantage of the opportunities to network and develop and share ideas, the conference is not to be missed.  The event is open to all university staff, and especially to those who are already research active or simply interested in developing their own research activity, and postgraduate (research) students. 

With this in mind, all conference attendees will be offered the following benefits:

  • No conference fee or accommodation charge
  • Accommodation in (or close to) the main conference venue (Kingsmills Hotel) if required
  • Research showcase presentations, poster presentations and training sessions
  • The chance to learn about, and engage with, the university’s Research Clusters
  • Updates on the latest research developments – rDAP, REF, Brexit…
  • All meals provided plus refreshment and networking breaks
  • Conference dinner and ceilidh on 8 November (pre-registration essential)
  • Contribution towards travel from outer isles available

Research posters

An important aspect of the conference is the chance for staff and students (individually or together) to present something about the research they have been undertaking. Throughout the Kingsmills section of the conference (days 2 and 3) there will be a display of research posters in the conference public area, including the opportunity to vote for the best poster with prizes awarded on the final day.

 Updates on Twitter for the 2016 conference follow @UHI_Research, and search for tag #UHIRC2016

Information tables 

Throughout the conference there will be an array of information points set out in the public areas, these will be staffed throughout the conference by members of the appropriate teams to ensure there will be experts is various research support functions on-hand to talk with.  These will be:

Registration and Conference materials
Academics without Borders - F Rennie and team 
Library Resources
LTA and EDU - Jacky Macmillan and team
Grants and Contracts Office includign Research Ethics
Research Professional
KE functions - Joe Irvine


Please register via Eventbrite 


We have secured rooms for use by delegates around the areas of Kingsmills and Crown but numbers are limited. Details of terms of booking delegate rooms will be confirmed during August 2016 but if you think you will require a room please request this whilst completing the registration form, link on the previous tab.

All rooms for 7th & 8th November

Beaufort Hotel – 33 rooms

Crown Court Hotel – 9 rooms

Redcliffe Hotel – 25 rooms

Heathmount Hotel – 8 rooms

Kingsmills Hotel – 70 rooms


Sharing of travel arrangements/costs where possible would, of course, be helpful. A contribution will be made for travel costs for those travelling from the islands - please contact  to discuss your requirements.


How do I book?

Please register via Eventbrite

How do I register dietary requirements?

You can register your dietary requirements when booking your place on Eventbrite, or email  .

I have a disability – how can I register my requirements?

Please log these under accommodation when booking on Eventbrite and also contact the organiser, , Graduate School Training Officer.

University of the Highlands and Islands,
Executive Office,
Ness Walk,
01463 279229



General enquiry;  

Disability, dietry or accomodation query;  , Graduate School Training Officer

University of the Highlands and Islands,
Executive Office, 
Ness Walk, 

Telephone;  01463 279229