The Cranfield Doctoral Network Annual Conference is a university-wide event for all research students and staff.

This year's event takes place on Thursday 15 September in the Vincent Building Auditorium on the Cranfield campus with a focus on academic writing. The full programme is detailed below.

09:45 - 10:05 Registration and refreshments - Vincent Building
10:05 - 10:10 Welcome - Minute's silence to be observed in honour of The Queen
Alicen Nickson, Director of Research and Innovation
10:10 - 10:15 Opening address
Professor Karen Holford, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor
Morning host: Alison Whaley, Director of Student Experience
10:15 - 11:00 Keynote: Elsevier - What makes a great publication? (video link)
Dr Anthony Newman, Senior Publisher at Elsevier
11:00 - 11:30 What the Journal Editor wants
Professor Phil Webb, Royal Academy of Engineering
and Airbus Chair in Industrial Robotics and Assembly
Editor-in-Chief, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology
11:30 - 11:50 Comfort break
11:50 - 12:30 The publishing journey - A Supervisors perspective
Professor Bruce Jefferson, Professor of Water Engineering and Director of Research, SWEE 
12:30 - 13:00 Q&A: The Publisher, The Editor, The Supervisor
Dr Anthony Newman, Professor Phil Webb, Professor Bruce Jefferson
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break and 'Candy Store'
Lecture Room 2: How to get published in 10 easy steps, Library support, English writing support
Lecture Room 3: Journal Club, Doctoral Researchers Core Development (DRCD), LinkedIn Learning
Lecture Room 4: Desk-based yoga
Afternoon host: Professor Leon Terry, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation
14:00 - 14:30 Open Access - A play in three acts
Library Research Support Team
14:30 - 15:00 The 'so what' question - writing for non-academic audiences
Kath Middleditch, Head of Media Relations
15:00 - 15:50 Pathway from idea to impact
Professor Leon Terry, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Research Impact - Best in class
Dr Nicky Yates, Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
Dr Daniel Simms, Lecturer in Remote Sensing
15:50 - 16:00 Closing remarks
Professor Leon Terry, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation
16:15 - 18:00 PubPhD - CSA Bar
Host: James Wainwright, CSA President
This programme is subject to change without prior notification