Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Open Access. An Introduction for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers


To celebrate Open Access week, The Centre for Disruptive Media in collaboration with The Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), The Global Researchers Programme and Lanchester Library have organised an information event about Open Access for PhD students and early-career researchers.


Where: The Grass, Disruptive Media Learning Lab – 3rd Floor, Lanchester Library. Gosford Street. Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD GB – View Map

Register here:


Open Access Today: What You Need to Know

by Dr Janneke Adema

In this talk Janneke will shortly explain what open access (OA) entails and how OA is currently being implemented in the UK (including the OA requirements for the next REF). She will also talk about her own experiences of publishing her research in an open way during and as part of her PhD.

Dr Janneke Adema (@Openreflections) is a Research Fellow in Digital Media at Coventry University and recently organised the Radical Open Access Conference (http://radicalopenaccess.disruptivemedia.org.uk/).

Open Access Support at CU

by Joanne Marsh

This session will provide an overview of the Coventry University OA Policy, and support available for PhD students and researchers, including the CURVE OA repository and support available from the Library. This session will also briefly consider University requirements for OA for your PhD.

Joanne Marsh works as Repository Development Librarian at Coventry University.

Internationalising your research: the benefits of Open Access

by Alun Evans

Alun Evans works as Global Researchers Programme Manager at Coventry University.


The talks will be followed by a Q&A session from 12.30 to 13.00

Although the event is specifically aimed at PhD students and early career researchers, anyone with an interest in OA is welcome.

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