Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Writing a Great Conference Abstract 10-10

Whilst much academic writing, including the PhD itself, is associated with long pieces of work comprising many thousands of words, there is value in being able to complement this skill with more concise writing. This ability is required in preparing abstracts, providing a concise overview of a larger study. Whilst they often accompany articles, abstracts are increasingly used in the selection of conference and seminar papers. Consequently, there is much value in being able to master the skill of writing abstracts.

This workshop begins by identifying the characteristics that distinguish a conference abstract from one that would accompany an article, and the purposes it serves. It then considers the typical format and key components of a conference abstract, before exploring what makes a great abstract, and providing a range of tips for writing a successful conference abstract. In the final part of the workshop, focus will turn to supporting participants in planning and preparing their own abstract.

Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30

Village Hall: Room VH0003

Book now: http://lncn.eu/knvz

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EMDoc PGR Conference: Global Perspectives | Call for Abstracts

University of Nottingham Conference Building

Call for abstracts now open for the 2017 East Midlands Doctoral Network Postgraduate Research Conference: Global Perspectives.

Applicants from all East Midlands Universities can apply directly via the conference website using this submission form. Applications will be automatically directed to the student’s home institution after the deadline has passed. Each institution will shortlist the applications and submit a maximum of 4 applicants for oral presentations, 4 candidates for 3 Minute Thesis and 8 applicants for poster presentations to the University of Nottingham.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 19th June.

You can review the EMDoc abstract submission guidance document by clicking here.

The University of Nottingham will assess all received applications and notify successful applicants of their acceptance. Accepted applicants will then be asked to complete and return a confirmation of acceptance agreement. They will automatically be registered as delegates at the conference on acceptance of this agreement. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by 10 July.

Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts opens – Monday 15 May
  • Oral presentation abstract/poster overview submission deadline (for oral presentations and poster presentations) – Monday 19 June
  • Successful applicants notified week commencing Monday 3 July (presenters will be automatically registered to attend the conference)
  • Conference booking open Monday 10 July
  • Conference booking closes Monday 4 September 


Further Information
Please visit the University of Nottingham website: http://lncn.eu/cmn9

BSA Sport Study Group PG Forum | Last Chance to Submit Abstracts


The 2017 British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum will be hosted on Friday 1st September 2017 by HART and the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln. The conference organising team is led by Rachel Williams, a doctoral researcher and research assistant with HART.

The BSA Sport Study Group welcomes theoretically informed papers from postgraduate research students working in fields of sociology of sport and/or physical culture, sociology of the body, physical education, coaching, anthropology, pedagogy or related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Topics are encouraged from a wide spectrum, including but not limited to, theory, methodologies and discussions of data.

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E-mporium – Call for Abstracts



E-mporium, the University of Lincoln’s new interdisciplinary E-journal of postgraduate research, is now seeking submissions for its first issue.

As E-mporium is interdisciplinary in nature, we will be looking to showcase the best in postgraduate research and invite contributions from postgraduate students across the spectrum of disciplines at both Masters and Doctoral level. E-mporium accepts a range of paper types at submission, including, but not limited to:

Journal/Scientific Article

Literature Review

Book/Film/Theatre/Exhibition/Conference Review

Technology Review

Perspective Piece

Comment Paper

Short-form Research Summary

Conference Paper

Potential authors are required to submit a 200 word abstract for evaluation which can be sent to journals@lincoln.ac.uk or delivered in person to our office at One Campus Way.

The deadline for abstract submission is 27/02/2017.


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