Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

On Wednesday 13th March 2019 the Visual Culture Research Group hosted an Undergraduate Research Symposium at Bower Ashton campus. UWE students across Art & Design programmes were invited to present on their Visual Culture research and the presentations were followed by a Q&A session. The symposium was a great opportunity for students across levels to engage in interdisciplinary discussion around theory and practice.

Further to the symposium, there was an ‘Independent Research Project: What to expect’ Q&A session. Students were given the opportunity to ask the speakers about their experience undergoing the IRP research process and what to expect during the final year of undergraduate Visual Culture studies.

Presentations from UWE students were as follows:


Nicole Birch
BA Fine Art

‘The Presence of Absence: Analysing a KS2 history textbook’

Emily Jones
BA Fine Art

‘Girl Scouts of America: “Be prepared” for what?’

Natalie Smith
BA Drawing and Print

‘The gender performance of the female orgasm’

Jennifer Matthews
BA Drawing and Print

‘Is the Canon a useful concept to employ in order to determine equality within the art world?’