SPARKS is a forum for sharing and discussing current research and research ideas.

A monthly speaker series, we invite top local and national academics to discuss their current research and the how and why they started research in a relaxed, student friendly environment over nibbles and drinks.

We also want students to present their projects at these events, it's a great way to practice presenting. And of course you get a certificate!

Our aims are:

  • To SPARK new interests
  • To provide exposure to topics beyond the curriculum
  • To encourage collaboration in research
  • To provide a space for networking


Previous topics have included Vascular (Prof Ross Naylor), Neuropharmacology (Prof David Nutt), Infectious Diseases (Dr Martin Wiselka) and many others.

Interested? Come along to one of our events or e-mail us to let us know what we should offer. You can also ask to present your own research.