The 16th annual Graduate School Conference will be hosted this year at the Ben Wyvis Hotel, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire. This event acts as a valuable forum for GeoSciences postgraduates to meet and interact with members of staff and industry, in a friendly and supportive environment. This year we intend the conference to be as successful and fruitful as previous years. The event involves a variety of presentations relating to a wide range of aspects of the field of geological sciences and thus provides an excellent opportunity for cross-over discussion. General information can be found in these pages, and the abstract volume in .pdf form by clicking here.