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Research events

Find out about our research events at BSMS, which include conferences, workshops, invited talks and seminars.

As part of our commitment to developing the research culture at BSMS, we are regularly offering a diverse programme of events. These events are open to all researchers across all career stages. Our aim, through these research sessions, is to encourage and challenge us all to build our knowledge base and contribute more fully to the research life of the school.

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Upcoming event highlights

View our upcoming events below.

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Work in Progress meetings

Weekly meetings where research in various stages from initial planning to nearing completion is presented.

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18 April, 12:30-2pm.
MRB Meeting Room, Sussex.

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9 May 2024, 12:30pm.
MRB Meeting Room, Sussex.

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12 June 2024 12-3pm.
MRB Meeting Room, Sussex.

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26 June 2024, 12:30-2pm.
MRB Meeting Room, Sussex.


Our full events calendar

Staff at BSMS and its partner Universities can view the full list of research events on our dedicated research events calendar below.

View the calendar here >

Past events

View our past events here.

How to write a 4* Impact Case Study: A perspective from Prof Mark Reed
(Online via Zoom), Wednesday 6 September 2023, 9:30-11am. This session is based on research by Prof Mark Reed and the latest evidence on how to monitor and evaluate impact. As part of the session, you will receive a pdf copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook.

Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit – who we are and how we can help your research
(in-person) Wednesday 6 September 2022 12:30-2pm, seminar room, Medical Research Building, Medical Teaching Building. This in-person session will explain what a clinical trials unit (CTU) is, how the BSCTU works with researchers, when a CTU is needed and when it is not.

(in-person) Wednesday 13 September, 9:30am-2pm, Chowen Lecture Theatre. The School supports a large variety of knowledge exchange activities between industry and higher education. At this event, HEIF recipients will showcase how the funds have facilitated innovation activities, collaborations between researchers and industry and community engagement projects.

Elements including Open Access
(in-person) Wednesday 20 September 2022 from 1-2pm, seminar room, Medical Research Building (in person with pizzas). Facilitators; Steve Bowman, Sam Nesbit, Maggie Symes. This is an opportunity to improve your research profile, increase BSMS' impact in the next REF, and give you the opportunity to have your Open Access questions answered.

Impact Elevator Pitch workshop
(in-person) Wednesday 18 October 2023 from 1-3pm in the seminar room, Medical Research Building. Facilitators: Chris Pepper and Deeptima Massey. The workshop offers an opportunity for you to give a 3 minute “elevator pitch” on your research and to find out how other researchers are making impact a priority. It is also an occasion to spend some dedicated time on your impact goals using SWOT analysis.

Sharing your research data – from planning to publishing
(in-person) Thursday 26 October 2023 from 12-1pm in seminar room, Medical Research Building. Colleagues from the University of Sussex Library team will discuss how they can support researchers with their research data, including the tools and services available. 

ECRs Fellowship Workshop
(in-person) Monday 30 October 2023, 10am-2pm in seminar room, Medical Research Building. Liz Ford and Deeptima Massey will be facilitating a fellowships workshop for early-career researchers and PhD students.

How to connect with research partners, end users and industry
(in-person) Wednesday 1 November 2023 from 12:30-2pm in seminar room, Medical Research Building. Facilitators: Nick Bull and Deeptima Massey. This is a joint workshop between Life Sciences and BSMS. The workshop will focus on ways to connect with non-academic partners, how to identify relevant “stakeholders” and map them to your project goals for successful collaboration.

Boosting impact using social media
(in-person) Wednesday 8 November 2023, 2:30-4pm in seminar room, Medical Research Building. Facilitator: Matt Bemment. The purpose of this interactive workshop would be to enable people to build professional networks, allow strategic networking, cultivating and maintaining relationships, improving visibility beyond academia and tips on turning their research into effective social media messages. 

Networking and Collaboration: How it can help your research
(in-person) Wednesday 15 November 2023, 12:30-2pm, seminar room, Medical Research Building. In this workshop, Professor Harm Van Marwijk will share how “connectedness” and strategic networking can enable cross-fertilisation of complementary ideas, expertise and skills.

Bridging the gap between lab science, clinical practice and research
(in-person) Tuesday 28 November, 2:30-4pm, seminar room, Medical Research Building. In this workshop Professor Mood Bhutta, Dr Jess Eccles and Dr John Jones will be sharing their experiences of how clinical practice and lab work informs their research, make suggestions on building research as part of everyday practice for clinicians and lab-based scientists and the benefits of being research active.

How to get published in a Medical Journal: A perspective from Clinical Medicine
(in-person) Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:30-11am, seminar room, Medical Research Building. In this talk Professor Anton Emmanuel, Editor-in-chief at Clinical Medicine, will give a behind-the-scenes look at how papers are selected for publication in Clinical Medicine.

Integrating impact into your funding proposal
(online via Zoom) Thursday, 18 January 2023, 10.00-11.30am. This event will be facilitated by Professor Mark Reed. The participants will learn how to increase your success rates and integrate impact into your next research proposal from Prof Reed, a highly successful bid writer who has co-chaired and served on funding panels for UKRI and international funders. 

Engaging with UK Parliament as a researcher
(in-person) Wednesday 31 January 2024, 1-2:30pm, seminar room, Medical Research Building. Sarah Carter-Bell, Knowledge Exchange Manager at UK Parliament, will present a short introduction for colleagues to begin connecting their research with Parliament.