The Middlesex University Research Students’ Summer Conference (RSSC) is an annual event for research students here at Middlesex. This year it will be a virtual conference to showcase the research being carried out by research students across the Faculties and our Collaborative Partner Institutions. It is an opportunity to share ideas, create fruitful collaborations and celebrate research.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Research in a Changing World’. We invite students from any discipline to submit abstracts which consider this theme and how it interacts with your research area. Students at any stage of their research are encouraged to submit, and prizes are awarded for the best presentations!
The conference will include the following types of participation. Please indicate in your abstract the method of presentation:
- Video screening with commentary
Submission will open shortly and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 6th April 2021.
Abstracts can be submitted here.
Before being able to submit you need to register with the EasyChair submission system, which will require only your name and contact email.
When you submit your abstract, you are required to complete a form which contains an abstract window. This is not the abstract we are asking you to submit; please enter a symbol to fulfil the requirement and upload the abstract as an attachment. Once your abstract is reviewed, you will receive an email with the outcome, feedback and follow up instructions to the same email account you used to register with EasyChair.
You should discuss your abstract with your supervisory team before submission, and it should meet the following requirements:
- Should be between 200 – 350 words
- It should contain the following sections:
- Type of contribution: (a) presentation; (b) poster; (c) performance; (d) video screening with commentary
- Names of supervisory team
- Degree start date
- Stage of research where applicable (e.g. registration, transferred, writing up)
- Indicate that the abstract has been reviewed and approved by your supervisory team
As the presenters will be at different stages of their research, the guidelines for the abstract are given in these guidelines. Depending on where you are with your research, please consider the following:
- Introduction to provide a rationale for the study
- Aim of your research
- Research methods used or planned
- Current or expected findings and contribution
Please submit a written abstract about the research you will communicate, regardless of the type of your contribution (presentation, poster etc.). Please make clear the type of you contribution.
For all the authors and MDX Research Students there will be a number of workshops available prior to the conference, aimed at helping with the preparation of the abstracts, posters and presentations before the conference. More information will be provided to you via email in the next few weeks. Students unable to attend the conference are welcome to contribute a pre-recorded presentation, which should be discussed with the supervisory team.
Additional information and updates will be posted on the ‘MDX Research Students’ Facebook page and the Twitter Handle @MUResearchStudy. Tweet about the conference using the hashtag #MDXsummerconf21.
- Submission of abstract opens: now!
- Submission of abstract closes: 5pm Tuesday 6th April 2021
- Confirmation of presentation: May 2021
- Conference: 24 June 2021
Research Students’ Summer Conference Organising Committee