Research Network University of The Arts, London

Measuring where we are…
All first year PhD research students at the University of the Arts, London present their research at the end of their first year. We have to perform a 15 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute question and answer session to communicate our research and development. This provides us with an opportunity to introduce our research and source feedback from amultidisciplinary audience.  

On Monday I introduced my research project “Considerate Clothing”.   Preparing the presentation was a valuable exercise as it allowed me to reflect on my practice and research. Where does it sit within a fashion context? What are my future directions? How do I communicate my work? The questions and feedback I received identified new and current issues that require further consideration as I move my research forward through both theory and practice. 
I have benefited by listening  to my peers present…I can relate to their approach or process. We possibly sit within different research disciplines but we are applying a similar method or documenting our results in a similar format? I have found this a valuable exercise and I am looking forward to watching the remaining presentations this week.

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