Submission and Presentation Guidelines

Since this is a research conference, presentations and posters are expected to be about your research. We will not be judging submissions on the quality of the research but will be expecting submission to be as understandable as possible by a multi-disciplinary audience. There will be prizes on offer for the ‘best’ posters and presentations on the day.

Before submitting any abstracts/3MT Titles, please REGISTER HERE (link available soon)

Long presentations should fit one of the following categories

  • Your Ph.D journey - We welcome presentations on your Ph.D journey, and how you overcame any barriers and difficulties along the way. Also highlighting the benefits and high points of the journey.
  • Your Research - We welcome presentations discussing your your research, and its potential impact.
  • Wellbeing for PhD Students - We welcome presentations on the topic of wellbeing; particularly relating to wellbeing in a academic setting.

Presentations for all themes should be delivered in a way which is intelligible to a non-specialist audience.

Submissions will be reviewed by the organising team, and selected in order to provide conference delegates with a diverse range of subject areas and researcher experiences. We cannot guarantee you a presentation slot, and the event organisers reserve the right to accept or refuse any submissions.

Please note: all delegate presentations will be filmed, streamed live and made available online.


Abstracts should be submitted for all long presentations and posters.

Three minute thesis presentations do not require an abstract - please see below.

The following details should be submitted via email to and should include:

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

Since the audience of the conference will be multidisciplinary, it is expected that abstracts are written in a way which can be understood by this audience.

Please make sure that your abstract complies with the above mentioned requirements.

Please submit your Presentation abstract by Wednesday 29th April 2019.


It is anticipated that all those wanting to present a poster will have the opportunity to do so, however we reserve the right to stop accepting submissions if we reach capacity.

All delegates whose abstracts have been accepted to present a poster (including online delegates) need to submit their poster prior to the event, to allow us to make them available to all participants and the prize judges. The preferred format for submission is PDF, although you can also submit in Word or PowerPoint format. If you are unable to submit in any of these formats then please email as we may be able to help.

Please submit your abstract by Wednesday 29th April, and your pdf by Friday 15th May.

Three Minute Thesis

Please submit via email to the following for a Three Minute Thesis presentation.

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

Note that there are strict rules for a Three Minute Thesis presentation. Please see the Three Minute Thesis page for more information.

Please submit your 3MT Title by Wednesday 29th April.

Online Presenters

If you wish to present to the conference online, please do not send your submission until you have discussed requirements for presenting with us. We will need to run a test to ensure equipment at both ends works correctly. Please email to discuss this further.

If you have any questions at all, please email