This popular event has been running since 2011. It is organised by the postgraduates and showcases the research undertaken in the School. The event is always well attended by the department, including final year Master’s undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, as well as academic and support staff. During the event, the second floor of the Haworth Building was transformed into an exhibition hall, with a bar and music lounge. The event coincides with the arrival of the new intake of postgraduate students and is a great introduction to the diverse research activities undertaken in the School, and helps to make the new PG students feel part of the School.
During the event, researchers from across the School met and communicated with students and staff outside of their research groups and discipline. In the reading room, attendees had the opportunity to explore 30 posters, produced by each research group, and appreciate the wide range of activities covered by our department, fuelled with a selection of pizzas and other snacks. The Tea Room was transformed into a bar area, where volunteering PG bartenders served up drinks and attendees mingled and networked with each other. In addition to hosting the temporary bar, the Tea Room is also currently hosting the four new canvas prints produced by the winning artists from the School of Chemistry's Science and Art competition organised principally by the chair of the RSLC, Ms Carlotta Figliola. To complete the entertainment, Seminar Room 209A was transformed into a karaoke venue using the sound equipment and colour stage lights, which have been funded through other events organised by the School of Chemistry’s Postgraduate Committee, including the School of Chemistry’s International Christmas food market. As the night progressed we saw a large number of young researchers receive standing ovations after having delivered their most honest (but often comical) efforts to sing just like their favourite artist.