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 as a delegate

Long presentations should fit one of the following categories:

  • Your Research - We welcome presentations discussing your research, and its potential impact.
  • Sustainability - The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Sustainability.’ The UN defines sustainability as, "Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
  • Your PhD journey - We welcome presentations on your PhD journey, and how you overcame any barriers and difficulties along the way. Also highlighting the benefits and high points of the journey.
  • Presentations for all themes should be delivered in a way that 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 that can be understood by this audience.

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

Please submit your Presentation abstract in line with the key dates.


Format: The accepted size and orientation for posters at the conference is A1, Portrait style.

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 and your .png or .jpg in line with the key dates.

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 in line with the key dates.

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

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