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Monday 17 June

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Solent University Student Research Conference

Undergrads, masters and doctoral students present their research through oral presentations and the images of research exhibition.

9.30am - 1pm

The Spark

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Ideas on Perception: haptic interactive systems

A participative workshop introducing key concepts around interactive technology, focusing on haptics and vibrotactile feedback.

2-4pm

TS101 (The Spark)

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Tuesday 18 June

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The civic university: transforming lives through collaboration

Share your ideas about how Solent University could shape future engagement within Southampton.

8.30-11.30am

The Spark

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Take a breather: slow paced breathing for reducing stress

This participative workshop will introduce you to slow paced breathing, its benefits for reducing stress, and the science behind it. 

 1-2pm

TS101 (The Spark)

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Maritime simulator tour

Take a tour of Solent's cutting-edge ship and port simulation centre at our East Park Terrace campus. Participants will have the opportunity to see the simulators in action and talk to the technicians.

5-6pm

Maritime simulation centre

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Wednesday 19 June

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Winning in the Solent Region

This collaborative event focuses on the practicalities of running an SME in an increasingly competitive market, and includes interactive workshops, an update on plans for the Solent region, and excellent networking opportunities

8.15am - 12pm

Hilton @ Ageas Bowl

 

Safeguarding our society

This session will bring together various criminal justice and academic experts to discuss the challenges to 'safeguarding' and to disseminate their research into the changes the may cause society to be a less or more safe place to live.

10am - 4pm

The Spark

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How do our senses work?

This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to experience how sensory feedback contributes to our ability to perform motor tasks we take for granted.

12.30-1.30pm

The Pod

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Ten years of tears? Glasgow as a UNESCO City of Music

Join Dr John Williamson from Glasgow University for a critical review of the UNESCO Creative Cities programme, the way it is monitored and its impact on the city.

4-6pm

The Spark, TS201

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Thursday 20 June

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The science of making coffee

Methodology is critical to a good cup of coffee! Join Solent researchers to explore the importance of research, and the extent to which you might go to ask and answer the right questions, while you brew and drink the perfect cup.

10am - 12pm

The Spark

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Return to Sender: mapping memory journeys through postcards (1914-1918)

Drop in for a demonstration of the interactive archive used to map the journeys of postcards in WWI, and the individual narratives of the people behind them. Delve into the archive or bring your own material to upload.

10am - 3pm

Royal British Legion Pop-in Centre, Above Bar Street

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Re-rewind? Exploring Southampton as a popular music archive

The city's musical memory presents a compelling story of broader social issues in the post-war period. Join this discussion based session to explore the early insights from a research project which aims to uncover hidden post-war pop music history in Southampton.

 4-6pm

Showcase Gallery

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Friday 21 June

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Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference (SLTCC)

SLTCC promotes excellence in learning and teaching, connecting staff and students by providing a platform to share best practice. Come along to contribute, explore live innovation and be a part of a learning community.

8.45am - 5pm

The Spark

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Closing celebration

Join us for the closing celebration as we review a week of creative collaboration and look to the future.

4.15-5pm

The Spark

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How does your city work?

A two-hour treasure trail of the city to take in your own time, based on information that will teach you about the social history of Southampton. Booklets are available from the Spark reception, and all those completed and returned by 5pm on Friday will be entered into a prize draw.

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Genesis Challenge

The Genesis Challenge is a week-long design sprint for Solent University students. Web design and development, graphic design, marketing and business students all come together for a week of real-world agency experience to work on an idea pitched by another student who entered and won the Solent University App Prototyping competition. The week is facilitated by enterprising staff and alumni and hosted in Solent Creatives.

For more information, contact Chris Key: chris.key@solent.ac.uk

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