The Graduate School PGR Annual Conference 2016: Call for abstracts

2014 GS Conference

2014 GS conference

The University of Northampton Graduate School are holding their annual Postgraduate Researcher Conference on Tuesday 14th June and would like to invite University of Northampton research students (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs) to present a 10 minute paper, chair or help organise the event.

If you are interested in presenting please register your interest by emailing an abstract & preliminary information (see below) to Please submit the following by Thursday May 19th:

  • Your presentation title, your full name, School and email address.
  • An abstract (ca. 150 words) summarising your presentation; eg. outlining your research, its context, methods, results (if any), conclusion. Nb. Style of writing; you should write clearly for a general academic audience, so no jargon please!

Dr Adair Richards

You have until the date before the conference to prepare your paper. A workshop on making “Excellent Conference Presentations’ will run on June 10th, delivered by Dr Adair Richards. This will help you to fine tune your paper and your presentation skills. You can book here.

graduate_school_monoThe Graduate School conference provides an ideal development opportunity for new researchers to present their research, discuss and share good practice with others in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Researcher’s presentations should be 10 minutes long, and there will be 5 minutes allocated for questions after each presentation. We expect to have about 16 sessions running throughout the day, with lunch. If we have more than 16 abstracts submitted, a small selection panel of PGRs/ECRs will choose the papers to be presented.

If you don’t wish to present but would like to be part of the conference selection panel or help out on the day then please get in touch with Simone. We are also looking for research students and ECRs who would like to chair. So do contact Simone if you would like to participate and list some extra skills on your CV!



About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

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