PGRC 2020 – Call for Papers

Lancaster University’s Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on Saturday 23rd May. This inter-disciplinary conference will showcase the work of researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria, giving presenters the chance to share their work with a diverse, non-specialist audience. The conference will also feature poster presentations, and a return of the international Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), with selected candidates entered into the national finals.

Submission guidelines

All abstract submissions should be sent via email to no later than Wednesday 29th April.

Presentations will be selected based on the submitted abstract in order to provide a diverse programme. All that submit a poster abstract will have a chance to present a poster. Successful applicants will be informed by 5th May.

All electronic versions of posters (pdf) should be sent via email to by Friday 15th May.

Submissions for posters and/or presentations should include:

  • Name
  • Department
  • University
  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)

We welcome submissions from distance learners, who can present via video conference (we will contact you to discuss the details after you have registered).

Submissions for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition should include:

  • Name
  • Department
  • University
  • Title of Thesis / Presentation


The 3MT® competition is open to active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by 23rd May 2020. Students who have Graduated/completed their studies are not eligible. The entries can include a single-slide presentation.

Details of the 3MT® rules can be found here and the judging criteria can be found here.

Contact details

If you have any questions at all, or would like to find out more about the Postgraduate Research Conference 2020, please email or see the Facebook Event, PGRC 2020.

Deadline for all abstract submissions: Wednesday 29th April

Deadline for pdfs of posters: Friday 15th May

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