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Inaugural Sêr Cymru Postgraduate Conference

15th September 2016 from 10am to 5pm

At Swansea University, Great Hall, Bay Campus

We are pleased to announce this inaugural pan-Wales PhD conference. The 1-day event will bring together over 100 students from the three Sêr Cymru National Research Networks in Advanced Engineering & Materials, Life Sciences and Low Carbon, Energy & Environment. The aim of the day is to foster networking between our PhD students, give them an opportunity to showcase their work and to introduce them to the wider research community within Wales.

For detailed information on the conference please access the relevant documents listed on this page:

  1. Read the Welcome Letter
  2. Joining Instructions for Guests
  3. Joining Instructions for Students
  4. Posters Presentation Schedule
  5. Group Work Overview


Read our press release below

Inaugural Pan-Wales NRN PhD Conference Launch

Swansea University

Science innovation is essential to developing and sustaining the environment around us and in which we live. It is through fundamental research and projects such as the National Research Network (NRN) that we are able to develop these ideas and in turn enhance Welsh scientific research on an international scale...



Inaugural Sêr Cymru PhD Conference Feedback 

We would like to thank all those that attended the conference launch and we hope you found it both a beneficial and interesting experience.

We would love to hear your feedback to help improve on the networks future events, you can have your say by taking the short survey below. We value your comments and thank you in advance for taking the time to give us your thoughts.

Click here to take the survey

Conference programme

Registration will start at 9:30. The conference opening will be at 10:30. The day will involve 6 students’ presentations, 3 guest speakers, poster session and presentation from students’ groups. We will provide a cheese and wine reception at the end to encourage further networking.

Click here to view the programme

Conference and registration fees

The conference is free of charge to all NRN-PhD students and invited guests. Your own NRN will cover the cost for travel and accommodation. Swansea University will make available the residential halls accommodation at the Bay Campus.

Poster submissions

All NRN-funded PhD students will present a poster on their research work. This is an opportunity to convey your research message in a succinct and effective format and attract interest to your research theme. 9 outstanding posters will be selected and their authors will deliver a 10 minute oral presentation at the Conference. The winners will be notified by the end of August. Each of these award winners will receive a gift voucher to the value of £100. There will be further prizes for those posters judged to be excellent by the students.

Posters submission deadline:

15th August 2016.

Submit your approved posters to:
engineeringnrn@swansea.ac.uk for printing.
All posters must be submitted in PDF format.


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