At the Conference

This page provides guidelines on what presenters can expect at the conference, including guidelines on how to prepare for the day.

Long presentations

Contributions are invited from postgraduate students who wish to present.

Each contributor will be allowed 10 minutes (plus a few minutes for questions). The best presentation will be selected by a judging panel.

There will be a prize for the best presentation. Details of the prizes will be announced soon.

Presenters attending in person

The language of the conference is English

To make sure that your presentation works with the conference equipment, please do the following:

  • Save it on two different devices to help ensure we have a working copy.
  • Be sure that all the multimedia files are saved with the presentation in the same directory (e.g. sounds, films, pictures), otherwise your presentation may not work properly (remember multimedia is not allowed in the ‘Three Minute Thesis’ presentations).

We do not have breaks between presentations and switching between computers is sometimes time-consuming. For this reason, you will not be allowed to use your own computer for your presentation.

Presenters attending online

Please contact to discuss requirement for presenting.

Three Minute Thesis presentations

Contributions are invited from postgraduate students who wish to present a Three minute thesis presentation. Three minute thesis presentation are NOT required to adhere to the conference theme.

The winning presentation will be selected by a panel. The winning presentation will win a prize (we will be announcing the prize soon). The presenter will also have the opportunity to take part in the national Three Minute Thesis competition, on behalf of the Lancaster University (if a Lancaster University student).

Please see the Three Minute Thesis page for more details on the rules, judging criteria and the national final. Note the presenters selected to take part in the national final may be required to take part in training before the final and must be available on the day of the national final (TBC).

You will not be required to submit an abstract for a Three Minute Thesis presentation but a title for the presentation will be required.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.


Delegates attending in person

Poster should have the standard A1 size (image size 23.4 x 33.1 inches or 59.4 x 84.1 cm) and should be portrait in orientation (alternatively, you can fit together a series of A3 or A4 sheets of paper as it is a common practice).

Please arrive at 9.30am on the day of the conference to set up your poster. Each person presenting a poster will be provided with the means to affix their posters to the display board. During the poster session, you will be asked to stand by your poster (for at least a fair amount of the session) as conference participants walk around the displays, read your posters and ask you questions about them.

The best poster, as voted by a judging panel, will win a win a prize. Delegates will also have the opportunity to vote for their best poster, with the poster receiving the highest number of votes receiving a prize. (Details of prizes to be announced nearer the time).

Please do not send your printed poster prior to the conference but bring it with you on the day of the conference.

Delegates attending online

As long as you submit an electronic version of your poster, it will be made available to view by all delegates on the conference’s online site. It will also be eligible for all of the poster prizes.