Yeovil College University Centre Research Festival: Problem Solving in a Changing World

Thursday 17 June 2021

A celebration of the incredible work produced by our university-level students and lecturers this year. Come along and be inspired!


We’re pleased to announce that on the 17th June we will be launching our brand new virtual ‘Research Festival’ event, hosted by Yeovil College University Centre.

The Research Festival will celebrate and showcase the incredible work produced by our university-level students and lecturers this year. Hear from staff and students in our key subject areas, ranging from Engineering to Childhood Studies, who will present the innovative research projects they’ve been working on.

We will be using Youtube Premier to launch the festival. The event will begin at 1pm, you can join at a time that suits you and stay for as long as you would like.

Each student will present their research in a format that is accessible to all, you don’t need to be an expert, all you need to bring is your curiosity.

Although the students will be presenting virtually, you’ll still have the chance to join in the conversation and ask any questions through a live chat function.

We are extremely proud and continually impressed by the standard of work produced here at Yeovil College University Centre and cannot wait to showcase this through the Research Festival.



Welcome to the Research Festival  

Sian Deasy, Higher Education Manager  


Richard Murphy, HND Business 

How Significantly Does Talent Management Support the Achievement of Corporate Goals?  

Graeme Tate, Programme Leader HND Business and BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy  

The Options Available for Start-Up Companies to Raise Equity.  

Childhood Studies, Care and Education  

Frances Abbott, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, Care and Education  

An Exploration into Emotional Regulation Strategies Adopted by Children aged 8-11. 

Beth Wright, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, Care and Education  

How Can Schools Effectively Support Children’s Mental Health? 


Tim Osborn, HND Aeronautical Engineering  

Exploring the Use of 3D Audio in Cockpit to Enhance Spatial Awareness and Reaction Times. 

Joe Pope, HND Aeronautical Engineering  

Reinventing The Design of an Autogyro Rotor Using Sycamore Seedling-Shaped Aerofoils. 

Tom Strudwick, HND Aeronautical Engineering 

The Compositional Adaptation of Filament-based Additive Manufacturing Through Lattice Structural Insets. 

Simon Weait, Higher Education Engineering Curriculum Programme Manager  

Can a Swarm of 3D Printed Drones Be Used To Support High Rise Building Fire Fighting Operations?  

Teacher Training 

Victoria Moore, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training  

A Study Into Converting Long Term Memories into Short Term Memories. 

Learning Resource Development  

Karen Foster, Head of Learning Centers  

Jisc Digital Insight Survey Analysis.  

April Cursons, Learning Resource Advisor  

Fully Booked for Shelf Help: Building and Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources and Best Practice in Academic Libraries. 




When is the event?  

The Research Festival will premiere on YouTube on Thursday 17th June 2021. The event will begin at 1pm and will run until around 3:30pm. We welcome you to join us from start to finish but understand that you may be limited on time. That’s why we’ll be releasing the specific timings for each subject area so that you can make sure you don’t miss out on the area that interests you most.  

How can I access the live stream?  

The Research Festival will be shown on YouTube. To attend you must first register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-festival-problem-solving-in-a-changing-world-tickets-156518640467. We will then send you the link to the YouTube page where you can access the event. You do not need to have an account to join, all you need is a device connected to WIFI and you can sit back and enjoy!  

Will I be able to interact with the presenters during the event? 

Yes! This is an important part of the festival, and although we are virtual this year, we’ve made it possible for you to ask any questions and communicate with the presenters through the live chat function. Simply type your questions into the chat box and our presenters will be ready and waiting to answer.  

Will the festival be available to watch after the live event?  

Although the presentation will be premiering on the 17th June, it will then be available to watch at any time on our Yeovil College YouTube Channel. So don’t worry if you can’t make it on the day, you won’t miss out!  

How do I find out more about Yeovil College University Centre?  

If the Research Festival has inspired you and sparked an interest into university level study, there are a few ways you can find out more. Our website has the most up to date information on the different qualifications we offer and so is the best place to start. Alternatively, if you’d like to get in touch with a member of the university centre team directly you can either email university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk or phone 01935 845454.