UWE Student Conference – Call for Abstracts

Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

Monday 10 April 2017

Organised jointly by staff and students, the inaugural UWE Student Conference will celebrate research/enquiry/evidence-based practice from undergraduate and postgraduate taught students across all years of study and all disciplines.

There will be prizes for the best paper and poster presentations, and posters will be printed at no cost. Your name, paper/poster title, abstract and short biography will be included in a colour programme.

What can you present?

You can present your dissertation work, group-based and individual projects, placement and internship activities, assessed essays or other evidence-based enquiry, reflective evidence-based practice and service improvement. You can use existing coursework material or present new ideas to gain feedback. If you have been excited by your learning and want to show it off to an audience of peers, staff, employers, family members and friends then this is the conference for you! You can present work from any level of study, produced individually, in groups, or co-produced with staff.

You can share your research through spoken presentations (15 minutes) or posters (A1 size) (with associated artefacts/installations). Posters and associated installations will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference, but time will be allocated for you to stand by them to answer questions from delegates. Paper sessions will be chaired by fellow students and will include time for questions.

Why take part?

You will be able to share knowledge with a wide audience and learn from your peers. This will be a great opportunity for you to gain academic and employability skills to add to your CV and to take to job interviews. Preparing for and presenting at the conference counts as undergraduate research activity, which is eligible for your UWE Bristol Futures Award. Students who have taken part in multi-disciplinary research conferences in the past have said it has transformed their university experience:

‘It’s not like anything we experience in university courses … everyone is here for a purpose and that provides a realism you don’t get very often on a degree course’

‘After the conference I suddenly realised my own ambitions were much more attainable than I previously thought possible’ 

‘It was really enjoyable, mainly because it was my work, my research … a brilliant experience for going into a job’

What is the time-line?

Abstract deadline: Monday 2 January 2017

Notification of abstract acceptance: Monday 23 January 2017

Conference registration opens: Monday 30 January 2017

Submit papers and posters online: Friday 24 March 2017

UWE Student Conference: Monday 10 April 2017 (first week of Easter break)


How do I submit an abstract?

Email your abstract to learningforall@uwe.ac.uk using the conference abstract submission form by 2 January 2017You can find the form in the ASC tab on Blackboard In the title (subject) of your email state: your faculty, your name, student conference e.g.: ACE, John Smith, student conference.