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UWE Bristol Student Conference 2019

We’re looking for abstracts for the 2019 UWE Bristol Student Conference, which will celebrate research, enquiry, and evidence-based practice from undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

The Student Conference will take place on Monday 15 April 2019 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus. It will provide students from across all years of study and disciplines with an exciting opportunity to share their research.

Interested in taking part? This is a great opportunity to learn from fellow students, boost your CV and gain presentation and research skills.

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

More about the Conference

What kind of work can I submit?

You can submit existing coursework material or choose to present new ideas to get feedback. Your work can be presented from any level of study – whether it’s produced individually, with fellow students, or co-produced with staff.

If you’ve 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’ll be able to share your research through spoken 15-minute presentations, or A1-sized posters with optional associated artefacts or installations. Posters and associated installations will be displayed for the duration of the conference, but we’ll allocate time for you to stand by them to answer questions from delegates. If you give a verbal presentation there’ll be time for questions for individual presenters.

If you need inspiration, you may want to include work like:

  • 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.

Why should I take part?

You’ll be able to share knowledge with a wide audience and learn from your peers. This will be a great opportunity to gain academic and employability skills that you can add to your CV and discuss at 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 took part last year commented:

"Presenting at the conference is totally different to other learning experiences at UWE Bristol. Your course teaches you how to achieve and present academic knowledge - but only a few people ever see your work. This conference allows research and ideas to be shared amongst a wide range of students, friends and family, and lecturers."

"It's a great way to present ourselves as BME students to other UWE Bristol members and their families. Honestly, I felt so proud of myself … I was important and recognised. Never felt so special."

"This conference was the best experience I have had at UWE Bristol."

Conference timeline

Abstract deadline Friday 25 January 2019 (midnight)
Notification of abstract acceptance Expected by the end of February 2019
Conference registration opens Friday 1 February 2019
Submit presentation slides and posters online Monday 1 April 2019
Conference Monday 15 April 2019 (first Monday of the Easter Break)

Abstract submission

If you’re interested in taking part, please complete the online abstract submission form by 00:00 on 25 January 2019.

What to include in your application

Please include the title of your work, an abstract (a maximum of 250 words). We recommend that you prepare these in advance and then paste them into the application form.

As this is a multi-disciplinary conference, please write your abstract so it’s accessible to a broad audience.

We’ll accept all abstracts that meet the criteria shown on the submission form, numbers permitting. This opportunity is only open to students at UWE Bristol.

You can view the application form and familiarise yourself with it as many times so you like,  but you should submit your form only once when you’re finished. 

Inspiration for your abstract

If you'd like ideas of what to include, take a look at our faculty-specific guidance for writing your abstract:

Take a look at our conference programmes from 2017 and 2018.

Any questions?

Please note that the Student Conference is only open to UWE Bristol students. If you have any questions about the Conference or the abstract submission process please email

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