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Researcher Development

Organising Conferences

Conferences are an important way for researchers to display their research and to stay connected with colleagues in the field. The opportunity to share and discuss research ideas and learn about what other academics have explored are invaluable experiences which further the development of research. An academic conference can be a one-day or multi-day event during which researchers present their work to each other.

This digital Conference Handbook will provide tips and guidelines on how to organise your own conference successfully. We include specific examples from our experience of organising the CLESCon conference in 2021, including email templates and examples that you can use, behind-the-scenes insights into what you should expect and most importantly, a checklist that you can use on the run-up and on the day of the conference to ensure nothing is forgotten!  The Handbook focuses on conferences within the University of Exeter organised by postgraduate students.  However, the valuable information it contains can be applied to any conference at any University.

About the authors

Chryssa Brown is a PhD student in the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE).   She is studying the way that reintroduced beavers are interacting with sediment and water in rivers and streams in the UK.

Suzan Kors is a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. She studies how interactions between cellular compartments are regulated in mammalian cells, with a focus on peroxisomes and the endoplasmic reticulum.

Aqsa Farooq

Profile image of Aqsa smiling, wearing dark topAqsa Farooq is a is a PhD student in the Psychology department at the University of Exeter. Her research aims to investigate how children’s and adolescents’ moral and social decision making is influenced by misinformation.

Fidelia Law is a PhD student at the Department of Psychology. Her research explores barriers to young people’s interest, motivation and engagement in science, technology and engineering and mathematics (STEM) domains as well as factors that can improve gender representation in STEM careers.

Larissa John is a PhD student at the Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology. Her research focusses on antifungal drug combination therapies that can overcome drug resistance in human fungal pathogens.

Rechal Kumar is a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Her research involves the characterization of lipid transfer proteins at the peroxisome-endoplasmic reticulum membrane contact sites in human.

Ka Kiu Lee is a PhD student at the Living Systems Institute. His research aims to investigate the underlying mechanisms responsible for heterogeneous antibiotic accumulation in bacteria that will inform novel therapies to combat antimicrobial resistance.

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