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East Midlands Postgraduate Conference 2016



This year's East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conference will be hosted by Loughborough University The conference is great opportunity to promote your work and gain experience of presenting to academic audiences. It will be held on Thursday 1st September.

The theme is “Inspiring Futures” – they would like to hear about how your research can inspire a better future, so there's plenty of scope to be ambitious!  You might be designing a solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working or inspiring others to make change in the world.  The conference is open to all disciplines and approaches. There will 18 oral presentation slots and 40 poster slots available.  

The deadline for submission is 7th July 2016. Application and booking forms can be found here
  • To apply for an oral presentation submit a title, abstract (up to 200 words), short biography and photo of yourself.
  • To apply for a poster presentation  submit a title and a poster overview (up to 100 words).
For further advice on oral presentations see our Thesis Forum from earlier in the year.






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