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Researcher Development

Researcher Development

Academic conferences

Before you even write your first abstract, it is important to reflect on your motivations for attending conferences. Doing so will help you to make the most out of the experience.

Spend a couple of minutes noting down your reasons for attending academic conferences.

What opportunities might they offer? What skills might they help you to develop?

This presentation outlines reasons for attending conferences relating to research, career, professional skills, and personal development.

You can also download a transcript of this video.

Listen to PGRs/doctoral graduates Dr Mengya Zhao, Dr Asma Char, and Rev. Nicolle Sturdevant discuss their motivations for attending conferences, subsequent opportunities, and more.

You can also download a transcript of this discussion.

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