8th Annual Student Research Conference

Call for oral presentations

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies will be holding its 8th Annual Student Conference on Wednesday 22 February 2017, at the Abercrombie Business School, Darlington Campus.

Who can submit?

All senior research students (3rd and 4th year PhD students, 2nd year MPhil students) are invited to submit a short paper about their research and the three best papers from each school will be asked to present on the day.

Why submit?

  • Exchange research ideas with postgraduate colleagues and academics
  • Practice your preparation and presentation conference skills
  • $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded


Present a Paper

Student's presentations should provide a brief, interesting snapshot of their research. It should be targeted towards postgraduate who have no prior knowledge of your research field or topic and for this reason they should stay clear of too much technical detail. Please refer to the presentation criteria here.

Prizes will be awarded to the best presenting student from each school.

Awards for presentations will be judged by the Research Training Director of the relevant school and/or the sponsor of the prize.

Showcase a Poster or Demonstration

All research students from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are invited to submit a poster or demonstration for consideration in the Technical Poster Competition. The best overall poster will be awarded a $500 prize.

Please include:

  • title of the poster or demonstration
  • your name, affiliation, school address and email address

The Faculty will arrange for and cover the costs of printing the posters. Posters and demonstrations will be reviewed at the conference and during lunch. Posters and demonstrations will be judged by a committee which will include academics and members of the professional bodies who will be attending the Conference.

Poster criteria

Posters will be judged by a committee which will include academics and members of the professional bodies who will be attending the Conference.

Their judgement will be based on the following criteria:

Technical Content - mark out of 5

  • Originality of content
  • Quality of material

Graphical Presentation - mark out of 5

  • Visual impact
  • Clarity of Message
  • How graphics contribute to flow or content

Oral Presentation - mark out of 5

  • Did the poster presenter have a clear understanding of the topic?
  • Did the presenter give clear answers to questions arising during the discussion?
  • Did the presenter use the poster to illustrate answers to questions?

Please note it is the author's responsibility to obtain consent to release the information presented in the poster.

60 Seconds of Research

It’s important to be able to communicate the key elements of your research to a varied audience. The 60 Seconds of Research is a low-risk and engaging way to present an element of your research and get feedback from industry and academics.

We strongly encourage new research students, undergraduates, and anyone keen to share their knowledge to participate!

Please include:

  • title of your research
  • your name, affiliation, school address and email address

This section of the conference will not be judged.

Submission Process and Deadlines

Conference Submission

Deadline

Details

Paper and Presentation

27 January 2017

Abstract one A4 page using the conference template

Poster

27 January 2017

PDF using the  .pptx conference template

Email with your abstract and/or poster by the dates listed above.