School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Research Conference 2013

Wednesday 27 February 2013

The 2013 Conference programme is available here


Introduction

The School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at St Leonard's Building, Pollock Halls. All first year research students will deliver a presentation on their research to students and staff. All second year PhD students will prepare a poster and be on hand to explain their research.

This event is a great way for students to gain valuable experience in presenting their research to experts and non-specialists and to benefit from feedback and collective discussion. In addition students and staff will also have the opportunity to learn more about the research taking place throughout the School.

How to Find Pollock Halls
Pollock Halls

Chairs are kindly requested to read through the instructions before the Conference
Instructions for Chairs

Details for the Day, Conference Programme & Handbook

  • The School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Conference will take place at St Leonard's Building, Pollock Halls.
  • Presentations will take place simultaneously in 3 rooms in St Leonard's.
  • The Conference Programme and Handbook will be available at Registration on Wednesday morning.
  • Parking at Pollock Halls: you will be issued with a pass at the barrier and will be able to park for free.
  • A buffet lunch will be available for the day of the PG Research Conference.


Information for 1st Year Research Students

Presentation is compulsory. This presentation links to the PhD confirmation stage, details of which can be found in the PhD Progress Review document.

You are required to present the scope and purpose of your research, relevant theoretical and methodological issues, technical and procedural aspects of data collection and analysis as well as any initial findings.

Further Guidance and Presentation Specification
First Year Presentation Guidelines and Requirements

Deadline for submission of research title, abstract (maximum 100 words) and 5 key words is WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY.

Details on how to submit your abstract can be found here

Procedures for uploading your presentation on the laptop.
All students who are doing an oral presentation must save their presentation on a USB. All students presenting in the morning sessions please arrive at your allocated room 20 minutes prior to the start of the session to upload your presentation onto the equipment provided. All students presenting in an afternoon session please arrive at your allocated room 20 minutes prior to the start of the session to upload your presentation onto the equipment provided. Please note: USE OF YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED. Laptops will contain the 2003 version of Powerpoint.


Information for 2nd Year PhD Students

Preparing and presenting your research on a poster is a compulsory part of our training programme for 2nd year PhD students. It is also a vital skill for researchers.

The University logo can be found here: Link to University of Edinburgh logo.

Training sessions have been organised to help you get more from the poster event.
transkills Training Sessions

Deadline for research title, abstract (maximum 100 words) and 5 key words will be WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY.

Details on how to submit your abstract can be found here

Deadline for submission of printed poster: NO LATER THAN 5pm ON MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY to the Postgraduate Research Office, Room 337, Grant Institute.

Posters will be on display for the duration of the Conference with the poster presentation session taking place from 12.30-2.00pm.