Call for papers and submissions – UoN Annual Research Conference 2021

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th June 2021

Hosted by The Graduate School

The University of Northampton’s Annual Research Conference provides an ideal opportunity for all researchers to present their research and to discuss and share good practice with others in a supportive environment. We hope to have the opportunity to offer both face-to-face and synchronous live streaming on Wednesday 16th (subject to university guidelines on returning to campus and social distancing), with online sessions only running on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th June.

Building on last year’s successful online conference, we are offering a variety of exciting ways to present your research and we are looking for researchers who are keen to submit one, or all, of the following:

  • Research paper (open to all researchers): presentations should be 15 minutes long, with time allocated for questions after each presentation. [Please note that if we are over-subscribed for submissions and a single researcher submits multiple entries we will, where appropriate, ask the researcher to reduce the number of presentations as required]. Presentations will be placed in themed sessions once all entries are received.

There are plenty of other ways for PGRs to become involved too:

  • Research poster (open to PGRs only): exhibit a poster (landscape only) that explains your research to a mixed audience of non-subject specialists. A digital copy will be required for submission. You will find the guidelines for posters on the Research Support Hub.
  • Three Minute Thesis© – 3MT (open to PGRs only): join the worldwide competition and outline your thesis in a three-minute presentation and one slide! See the guidelines on the Research Support Hub for further information.

Please check your eligibility to participate in each part of the conference (i.e. for PGR only competitions). If you wish to submit in one, or all, of these formats, please complete a separate form for each entry using this link:, You will be asked to provide an abstract of 50-150 words for each poster or paper application (abstract not required for 3MT, but a title of your proposed presentation is needed).

The closing date for entry forms for individual research papers, posters and 3MT submissions is: Monday 26th April 2021. Once you have entered, the deadline for the submission of your poster or 3MT slide is Wednesday 2nd June 2021, by email to Linda Maguire.

  • Themed sessions only: Research Institutes, centres or groups who would like to propose a themed session/roundtable within the Conference programme should email Linda Maguire directly by Wednesday 7th April 2021.

Please note that ‘Bake Your Research’ has been postponed due to social distancing concerns – we aim to host this competition at the start of the new academic year.

If you do not wish to present, but would like to help at the Conference, for example as a session Chair, then please get in touch with Linda.

Note: Publications and conference proceedings are not usually organised as part of internal university conferences. Our Conference is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your research and to support our research community. We would strongly encourage you to become involved!

Any questions regarding submissions or the Conference in general should be directed to:

About Linda Maguire

Research Developer - Graduate School at University of Northampton

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