Graduate Research at St Hilda's
There are nearly 200 graduate students at St Hilda’s College. Graduate students are encouraged to develop and sustain disciplinary strengths, while also responding creatively to complex areas of enquiry. The Fellows support them with in engaging with specific research cultures and wider networks, while the cross-disciplinary links in the College encourage development of creative collaborations across disciplinary boundaries.
Graduate Research Highlights
Some of our graduate students have won prestigious awards, such as the Humane Studies Graduate Fellowship awarded by the Institute of Humane Studies to the 2015/16 President of the Middle Common Room, Kameron St Clare.
St Hilda’s students have also taken part in projects throughout the University, such as the Digital Manuscript Toolkit project at the Bodleian Library. Daniel Sawyer led one strand of this, provisionally investigating how we can use digital tools to investigate and present medieval roll manuscripts.
Our students regularly attend conferences, such as the CHAVI-ID conference in September 2015 at Duke University (North Carolina, USA), at which Thomas Partridge gave a talk on a method he is using to identify novel T cell targets on HIV-1-infected cells, which could potentially be of use in vaccine strategies. For this, he won a Pre-doctoral Award and a poster prize.
Each term, St Hilda’s graduate students hold a MCR Research Symposium, at which selected students present their research to peers and visitors.