The Marine Biological Association Postgraduate Conference returns to Plymouth in 2018, for its 15th anniversary, at the University of Plymouth.
The key aim of the conference is to provide a platform to showcase postgraduate research, in the marine biological and ecological disciplines, in a friendly and encouraging environment.
The conference will provide ample opportunities for networking, both within the postgraduate community, as well as higher academic levels and industry. This will enable the sharing of ideas and the dissemination of research across multiple institutions and offer a fantastic way to explore future research channels.
- Open to all current postgraduates/postgraduates within three years of graduation/early-career scientists (i.e. research assistants).
- All delegates will receive one year's free membership to the Marine Conservation Society.
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- Nicholas Higgs (University of Plymouth)
- Matthew Frost (Marine Biological Association, Plymouth)
- Willie Wilson (Marine Biological Association, Plymouth)
Ana Queirós (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
“Working your networks”: Alexandra Spencer, Royal Society of Biology
Many of us can find the idea of networking tedious, uncomfortable or unnecessary, and yet know it is an increasingly important part of our career development. In this hands-on session you will explore 1) why anyone can network, 2) how networking is important for your career progression and 3) where societies such as the Royal Society of Biology play their part in building your network.
Science and communication: Dr Jonathan Copley, co-founder of SciConnect Ltd and Associate Professor at the University of Southampton
During this workshop, you'll learn how to communicate your research clearly and effectively by writing a short summary article about your project for busy people who are not marine biologists, understand how research ends up in news media and documentaries, and develop hooks and narratives about your research to inspire and engage people with your work.
Career development panel - members to be confirmed
- 20 May: Informal option for evening dinner and drinks
- 21 May: Registration opens from 08:00, conference talks, career development panel and evening drinks reception at the National Marine Aquarium
- 22 May: Conference talks, poster session and conference dinner at the Marine Biological Association
- 23 May: Conference talks, science and communication workshop and conference farewell and prizes ~15:00. Informal option for evening dinner, drinks and a Gin Distillery tour
- 24 May: Optional local excursion 09:00 - ~15:00 (open to all delegates). Informal brunch/coffee in the Students' Union from 09:00, then ferry trips to Mount Edgcumbe/Cawsands, walking, picnic and rock pool rambles
Jacob Bedford, Danielle Bridger, Harriet Dale, Jack Dickenson, Graham Epstein, Chloe Game, Tarja Hoffmeyer, Molly James, Anaëlle Lemasson, Kirsty McQuaid, Nils Piechaud, Adam Rees, Thomas Stamp, Svenja Tidau and Leah Trigg
- Registration: Early Bird until 12:00 noon on Wednesday 31 January 2018
- Abstract acceptance closes 12:00 noon on Monday 9 April 2018
- Registration closes
Friday 27 April 2018
- The conference takes place at the University's Marine Station
- Evening drinks reception on Monday 21 May at the National Marine Aquarium
- Conference dinner on Tuesday 22 May at the Marine Biological Association
- View the map (pdf) for the conference and reception venues
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