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.

You can hear from current PGRs who have attended our previous conferences and how the experience has benefitted them:

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.

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.

Programme Overview

Time Activity
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome from the Dean (Herringbone)
09:40 – 11:05 Parallel Sessions 1 – 4 (see full programme)
11:05 – 11:35 Break & Poster Session (Herringbone)
11:35 – 12:50 Publishing Session – Meet the Editors (Herringbone)
12:50 – 13:50 Lunch (Merchants Hall)
13:50 – 14:55 Parallel Sessions 5 – 10 (see full programme)
14:55 – 15:10 Break (Merchants Hall)
15:10 – 16:15 Parallel Session 11 – 15 (see full programme)
16:15 – 16:30 Break (Merchants Hall)
16:30 – 17:45 PGR Graduate Experience Session (Herringbone)
17:45 – late Drinks Reception & Awards (Merchants Hall)

Download the full programme

Download the abstracts

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.


  • Oral presentation PowerPoint submission - 12 noon, Thursday 09 May
  • Oral presentation abstract submission - 12 noon, Tuesday 07 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

Photography and filming will be taking place at this event for use by the University for marketing and publicity uses in our publications, on our website, social media and any third party publications.  Please contact Jennifer Rodley at if you wish to be exempted from this activity.