search button

Event detail

Research Seminar Series - The largest room is the room for improvement enhancing post-graduate dissertation results: a practitioner’s perspective

Event information

START DATE 03 October 2018

Middlesex University Dubai, Oasis Theatre

END DATE 03 October 2018

The wait is over!!!! We are resuming our Wednesday Research Seminar Series from next week. It will be held on October 3rd from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Wednesday Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured 230 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Our own Dr Alun Epps will deliver seminar on:

“The largest room is the room for improvement enhancing post-graduate dissertation results: a practitioner’s perspective”

Dr Alun Epps

Middlesex University Dubai


The context of this practitioner paper is a post-graduate programme run at the UAE campus of a British University. One of the major stumbling blocks with the programme and other business school PG dissertations was that the dissertation proposal was not assessed. This led to some of the students not prioritizing its importance in the programme scheme of things with several proposals being submitted having the feel of being done on the fly and even hand-written. The author suggests changes to workshop teaching and then puts these changes into practice. The results are notable and this paper discusses and suggests how they could be used in future studies and practice.


Alun Epps received his PhD in Marketing from The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. He serves at Middlesex University Dubai as an Associate Professor in Marketing and MBA Coordinator. Alun has been with MDX DXB for the best part of ten years and teaches marketing and research methods to both PG and UG students. Alun has published numerous papers in international journals and conferences and his research interests include a range of marketing disciplines, as well as community entrepreneurship in education. Before MDX DXB he was at UoWD and before that the University of Dubai. In the UK, he worked at Highbury College and his industrial experience was gained in the media and entertainment industry working for among others the BBC, Virgin and Rank.

Middlesex Associates FZ LLC, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
Admissions +971 (0)4 3678100

© Copyright Middlesex University Dubai 2022