Research Festival 2022

Join us for our 4th Annual Research Festival.

Date: 23th September 2022

Location: The Nunnery Campus

Theme: Secure, Vibrant, Sustainable

Hosted by UCM in partnership with researchers on and off the Island, Research Vannin is taking a collaborative approach to promoting a vibrant and productive research community through the sharing of resources, events and networking opportunities.

Our goal is to facilitate collaboration between researchers, on and off-Island; promote the reputation of Island-based research, and educate.

The theme of the 2022 Research Festival is Secure ,Vibrant, Sustainable in line with The Island Plan. 

The Research Festival offers students, independent researchers and guests alike the opportunity to listen to presentations, participate in research workshops and network over coffee and lunch in the impressive environs of UCM’s Nunnery campus. 

Call for Papers

We are now seeking presentations – spoken & posters - of research for the festival.

The Island Plan 2021-26 presents a vision for an Island that is secure, vibrant and sustainable. Sounds reasonable but what does that mean beyond the machinations of government and in a world troubled by climate change, ecosystem failure, rising nationalism and inequity? What would it look like?  And what knowledge do we need to create such a vision?  

In keeping with UCM’s Research Festivals eclectic tradition, topics could include:

Secure - Cybersecurity, Internet of things, Our health ...

Vibrant - A diverse & inclusive society, arts, events & music, our heritage ...

Sustainable - Biosphere & climate change, e-learning, green economy, lifestyle & population ...

If you are interested in presenting – spoken or poster - at the 2022 Research Festival please submit the following to by 30th June 2022.

Please include:


Organisation (if relevant):


Abstract (incl statement as to link with conference theme):

Any specific requirements:

If you're happy for your presentation to be filmed for our marketing, advertising and promotion in the future.


*Please note participation is voluntary and no expenses will be paid by UCM’s Research Vannin.  

Notification of Acceptance: 31st July 2022

Deadline for Final Presentation Submission: 16th Sept 2022  

UCM’S Research Vannin 2022 RESEARCH FESTIVAL Organising Committee

Chair, Gail Corrin, Higher Education Manager, UCM

Dr Lyz Howard, Manx Care

Dr Peter Litman, UCM Honorary Fellow