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Please bear these points in mind:

•Please incorporate the conference’s theme in your abstract and presentation- as well as providing opportunities for networking, and presenting, the conference is about progressing ideas and exchanging insights.

• Choose a focus for the presentation, to discuss an aspect of your research in depth. This promotes more focused debate and feedback from the audience.

• Rule of thumb: each slide takes about 1-2 minutes depending on your speaking style.

• The slides for a presentation should convey ideas, not details, use bullet points and avoid long paragraphs.

• Backgrounds- limit blocks of text and paragraphs, stick to bullet points and images, videos, audio.

• PowerPoint is optional- you don’t need to use PowerPoint. Go for a Prezi; or even ditch the technology and speak/read. We are open to presentations in a range of formats.

• Please practice your presentation before the day.

• Please keep within the time limit. Aim to finish with a few minutes to spare.

There are many web resources on preparing and delivering academic presentations. The links are listed below:




On the day

We ask that presenters are responsible for their presentations. Please bring your presentation to the conference on a USB stick and e-mail it to your own account as a backup. You should arrive 10 minutes early before the session starts to load your presentation.

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters may choose the dimensions they desire.

The recommended poster size is A2.

Please design for a general/related audience.

The word limit is 300-400 words.

Font style Arial, Calibri, Verdana or Times New Roman.

Font size: Main text should be minimum font size 16 (readable from 2 metres away). Headings should be minimum 42. Sub-headings can be smaller.

Images and graphs should have labels.

Group related text and images. Consider the flow of information, could someone understand the poster without being talked through it?

To proof-read your poster, convert it into a PDF and print in A4 size.

Please space out sections, avoid complicated backgrounds (single colour works best), and ensure the poster is legible.