LUBS Doctoral Conference 2024

The LUBS Doctoral Conference will bring together Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) from all departments providing them a platform to present excellent and frontier research.

The conference fosters stronger research connections among PGRs, Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supervisors, and colleagues in LUBS. The aim is to offer the opportunity to all PGRs to develop further their research presentation/communication skills, receive constructive feedback, and inspire researchers across centres and departments in LUBS. 1st Year students are encouraged to attend the conference to gain valuable experience and connect with PGRs and staff across the Faculty.

The conference will include a mix of plenary, panel and breakout sessions. We anticipate the breakout sessions will follow a Pecha Kucha, short presentation, methodology to allow for as many colleagues to participate as possible and to provide plenty of space for discussion and dialogue.

LUBS has research strengths across many fields and disciplines, with theoretical, methodological and empirical depth that can offer insights and solutions to the most challenging and pressing of issues, be they corporate, policy-related or more societal. We will aim to organise the conference around emerging themes to ensure as much engagement as possible.

All PGRs are invited to present their PhD research at the conference. 1st Year students are invited to give poster presentations. All types of research approach are welcomed, including theoretical, empirical, methodological, national-specific, international, and comparative research. Prizes are given at the awards ceremony for best talks (based on abstracts) and best poster.

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Poster Presentations

1st year students are invited to present posters at the conference. Posters must be A1 landscape and must be submitted as a pdf to by 12 noon on Wednesday 05 June. Submitted posters will be printed and displayed at the conference for you and will be available for you to take away afterwards.
Academic poster training will be provided by LUBS before the conference where you'll also be able to get feedback on your finished poster.

Details will be added to the Minerva Training section.

Oral Presentations

PowerPoint presentations must be submitted to by 12 noon on Thursday 09 May. These will be saved in OneDrive and you will be sent a link to continue to update them until 12 noon Friday 14 June.

Submitting Abstracts for Oral Presentations

Abstracts must be submitted to by 12 noon on Thursday 9 May

All extended abstracts MUST be double spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font. The abstracts should have no more than 500 words and should include the following elements: 

On the first page: 

  1. TITLE (bold, all caps)
  2. Author Name
  3. Keywords: Please provide a list of 4-5 key words.
  4. Description: Please provide a one (1) sentence description of your paper.

On the subsequent pages: 

  1. Heading One: Research problem
  2. Heading Two: Theoretical/conceptual reference point
  3. Heading Three: Methodological approach and data 
  4. Heading Four: Summary of key findings
  5. Heading Five: Key Contributions

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PGR Prizes

Six prizes of £100 (as an Amazon voucher) will be awarded for the best PGR talk, based on abstracts, and one prize for the best PGR poster.
Deadlines at a glance

  • Oral presentation PowerPoint submission - 12 noon, Thursday 09 May
  • Oral presentation abstract submission - 12 noon, Thursday 09 May
  • Poster submission - 12 noon, Wednesday 05 June
  • Oral presentations PowerPoint editing deadline - 12 noon, Friday 14 June
  • Registrations close 12 noon, Friday 24 May