All postgraduate researchers are invited to participate in the Middlesex University Research Students’ Summer conference. This annual conference is dedicated to showcasing the innovative research undertaken by our postgraduate students. Students across all faculties and partner institutions are invited to share their findings as well as their work in progress. The conference is conducted in a friendly and supportive manner to enable students to share work, network, and make connections across disciplines and faculties.
The theme of the conference is ‘Enriching lives through research’.
The Middlesex research community is a diverse and multifaceted one and this event is an golden opportunity to showcase research that is innovative, high-quality, and contributes to a prosperous society that enriches everyone through a multiplicity of ways. A wide range of disciplines are represented in our research community (from computing, to art, design, healthcare, social sciences, psychology, law, to business and more!) and thus this conference provides fertile ground for discussions across and beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. All postgraduate research students should present at the conference. Early stage postgraduate students are especially encouraged to submit a poster or abstract so that they benefit from multiple perspectives on their work in progress.
The conference will take place at our Hendon campus in person on 3rd July. To accommodate international and distance learning students the second day, 4th July, will take place exclusively online.
We are inviting submissions in a variety of formats from students at all stages of their studies:
You should discuss your abstract with your supervisory team before submission, and it should meet the following requirements:
1. The abstract should be between 200-350 words. A maximum of 350 words will be strictly observed. Any submissions exceeding the word limit will either be rejected or requested a revision.
2. The required information should contain the following sections:
Depending on where you are with your research, consider organising your abstract in relation to the following:
Researchers have the option to present their work within a self-organised symposium. This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded researchers and potentially present alongside your supervisor. Please follow the below requirements if submitting a self-organised symposium:
Workshops as part of the Researcher Development Programme will be available prior to the conference. These sessions are intended to assist you with preparing your abstract, poster, and presentation. More information will be provided to you via email notifications and in our website.
Students are invited to Chair sessions and training will be provided to help you prepare.
In order to submit your abstract, you will need to register with the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT), which requires your name and university contact email.
Submission closes on Monday, 8 April 2024, 5 pm (UK time).
Your abstract will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the outcome, receive feedback, and follow-up instructions by email (to the account you used to register with CMT).