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Annual Reception 2013 and celebration of research and innovation

14 June 2013

Gathering around 200 guests, the Annual Reception, held on 4 June 2013, provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the University’s 175th anniversary and acknowledge some outstanding achievements by our students and staff in teaching, research and collaborative initiatives over the past year.

The Annual Reception showcased 41 research case studies from across the academic spectrum, illustrating how our research is changing lives today and making an impact in shaping and creating our future’

To view the 41 impact case studies please visit

View speeches from the evening.

A selection of images from the event

© Joanne O'Brien

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