Call for abstracts – 5th CREST Research Symposium

Abstracts for presentations at the 5th CREST Symposium, to be held at Woburn House on Tuesday 10th September 2013, are now invited from research-active staff and students across the CREST research network.

The CREST Symposium provides a forum for researchers at different stages in their careers to engage in critical discussion with colleagues working in an environment that is truly interdisciplinary. The format – short ‘poster’ and / or multi-media presentations to small groups – encourages researchers to refine their skills in presenting often complex concepts and ideas clearly and comprehensively to non-specialist colleagues. It also allows participants to build bridges that have, in the past, resulted in innovative, cross and inter-disciplinary research projects.

This year’s Symposium will also include presentations from a variety of funding organisations working in complementary research areas; presenters and participants in the Symposium from CREST institutions will have the opportunity to discuss their work informally, and begin to consider how they might structure – and possibly secure funding for – future research endeavors.

Staff and PGRs researching in any discipline at CREST institutions who are interested in presenting at the 2013 CREST Symposium are invited to send 200 word abstacts to the CREST Research Network Coordinator by 7th June 2013. Researchers whose abstracts are approved by the CREST Research Group will be awarded support bursaries to help with travel to and from the Symposium. The CREST Symposium is free to attend for staff and students working in CREST Member institutions.

Posters and abstracts will also be made available online; click here to view examples from the 2012 Symposium, and here to view the 2011 Symposium.

The Programme for the 2013 CREST Symposium will follow in due course. Staff and PGRs who are not presenting are also invited to attend and participate in the Symposium; please contact the RNC by 30th August to register your interest.