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EMU Conference 2012: Call for papers!

On 5th July the University of Nottingham is hosting a Postgraduate Research Conference open to all postgraduate researchers from the East Midlands universities.

Attending conferences is a key part of postgraduate life. Whether as a delegate or a speaker, conferences are a way to raise your profile and meet others working in your discipline. Often participation in a conference can lead to publication or to offers of collaborative work. Therefore it is a good idea to get experience in a friendly and interdisciplinary environment. The Postgraduate Researcher Conference offers you a chance to practice your presentation skills in a supportive environment.

It also provides an opportunity to hone your networking skills and meet other students from across the region. For all the benefits that virtual networks can bring, it is important to remember that face-to-face networking with your peers is also valuable.

The day will run in a conference format and cover a wide range of topics. There are opportunities for postgraduates from Leicester to present a paper or chair a conference sessions. You can also just attend as a delegate.

The conference topics are:

Energy, Waste Management, and the Environment

Heritage, Conservation and Tourism

Health and Well-Being in Society

The Natural Sciences: New Discoveries and New Ideas

Creating Technology for the Future

Religion and its place in Society

Identity and Conflict Resolution

Global Food Security

Design and Creativity

The deadline for abstracts and chair applications is: Monday 30th April 2012.

More information on how to apply and register can be found here.

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