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

To view the entire Researcher Development Programme, click here.

Great Lives: Stewart Lee | 17 October

stewart-lee-300x204Staff and students are invited to the next in our Great Lives series, a talk by Stewart Lee on Tuesday 17th October, Jackson Lecture Theatre, 4.00pm.

Comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee has had an incredibly varied and successful career including successfully writing award-winning TV and radio shows and directing and co-writing Jerry Springer The Opera.

Stewart Lee visits the University of Lincoln for the first time to about his career which spans across comedy, performance, writing, TV, radio, theatre and music reviewing in an informal but informative conversational session where the audience will hear a very personal and inspiring account of a career in comedy, culture and the arts overcoming adversity.

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Essay Writing for Postgraduates workshop


The library currently delivers a number of academic development workshops specifically for postgraduate research students. So strengthen your academic writing skills at postgraduate level through the library’s upcoming ‘Essay Writing for Postgraduates’ workshop.

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BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

British Federation of Women Graduates
British Federation of Women Graduates

Do you have research you want to present?

BFWG Research Presentations Day 2017

BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907

Saturday June 10th 2017at BFWG HQ, 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB

All welcome

BFWG holds a Research Presentations Day each year at which women postgraduate students are invited to give short presentations of their research work to a general audience.  A prize of £100 is offered for the presentation judged ‘best’ in terms of quality of presentation and ability to communicate the subject to an educated but general audience.  Those interested in making a presentation should go to www.bfwg.org.uk to download an abstract submission form.  Abstracts should be submitted to rpd@bfwg.org.uk.

Closing date for abstracts is Friday April 28th 2017

It may be necessary to make a selection from abstracts submitted if there are too many entries for the time available.  Please note: BFWG is not able to pay travel or other expenses.

All undergraduates, postgraduates, members of BFWG and others who are interested will be very welcome to attend the RPD even if they do not wish to submit a paper.  There is no charge for bona fide students, whether or not they are presenting a paper, but there is a charge of £10 on the door for others.  (A sandwich lunch is provided).  The Research Presentations Day is usually a good opportunity to meet other postgraduate women students and to look objectively at the presentation styles of others.  It can be a useful learning experience and an opportunity for networking. 

If you wish to attend the day please contact: Dr Elizabeth Poskitt: rpd@bfwg.org.uk if possible before June 3rd 2017 .

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