The Third Annual Middlesex University Dubai Student Research Symposium was held on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at Block 4, Knowledge Village Dubai. In line with Middlesex University Dubai’s research strategy, this event promotes student research by providing a platform to students to present their research work carried out as part of their studies (as coursework or final dissertations).
During the Symposium students presented their work through illustrated posters and discussed their findings with the attendees. There were 24 submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students belonging to various disciplines including Information Technology, Social Science, Psychology, Media, Marketing, Finance and Education. The Symposium’s participants were all nominated by their supervisors for their outstanding and exemplary research work. The research symposium was opened with an introductory welcome note from Dr. Lois Smith, Director of Middlesex University Dubai. At the conclusion of the Symposium, three Best Paper awards were given based on feedback from an expert panel (one PG and two UG awards).
The event was also widely attended by students and family members of the participating students where the presenting students enthusiastically shared their work, as Youssef Shabaan Ibrahim, an MSc Computer Network Management Student commented: “It was a wonderful event and was a good experience through the interaction between the participants graduates and the academic staff, I learned from the event so, thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity to participate.”
The undergraduate award was jointly shared by
The Postgraduate award was won by Magdalena Mosanya, supervised by Dr. Eleni Petkari on the topic of “Physical self-efficacy as mediator in the relationship between physical activity and mood: An exploratory study with women in the United Arab Emirates.”
The symposium was organized by the Student Research Sub-committee but it would not have been a success without the help and support of the Research Committee, the Marketing Department, our Library staff and, most importantly, the faculty that not only helped with the judging but also supported and supervised these exceptional students.
The full list of participants is listed below:
Postgraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium
Undergraduate Research Work Accepted for Presentation at the Symposium