Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference

Assessment Criteria

All submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

Originality of questions addressed

Effective use and clear explanation of research methodology

Clarity of the research aims and objectives and outcomes

The extent to which the work is rooted in the relevant literature

Significance of the research and the contribution added to what is known about the area researched

The quality of the data (where applicable) and the reliability and significance of the conclusions

Download our call for papers.

Presentation Formats

Research Abstracts

You are invited to submit a 450 word abstract, including references, outlining your research.

Each abstract accepted for individual presentation will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation and discussion. Generally, we recommend that you plan for a maximum of 10 minutes speaking, and at least 10 minutes for questions so that you can benefit from audience interaction and feedback on your topic. Submitters will also be invited to submit their abstract in the form of a poster in order to take part in the poster session and best poster competition.


Posters provide an opportunity to engage your audience in discussion and invite feedback using a visual format. In particular they enable newer researchers to present ongoing research to an international audience especially pilot studies, preliminary results or information on new projects. When submitting a poster you will be asked for a 450 work abstract, including references, outlining your research. You are not expected to have the design of your poster finalised at this point.

Poster displays will also be featured in the Newer Researchers Conference programme and will be allocated sufficient time in the Conference programme for participants to engage in dialogue and informal exchange. Posters will be on show in a specific location throughout the Newer Researchers Conference, with a dedicated period allotted for participants to engage in dialogue and informal exchange. Those who are also attending Annual Research Conference from the 11-13 December 2019, will be able to display their work at this conference as well. Posters will be prominently displayed to attract the widest attention.

Posters should be A1 in size (Portrait or landscape). For presenters travelling from abroad, we offer the facility to have your posters printed here for you. The cost of a colour A1 poster will be £25.00. Poster boards will be provided.

We recommend that poster presenters look at the guidelines set out at:


AJE - American Journal Experts - Making a Better Poster

University of Manchester - Guidance for creating an Academic Poster

University of Leicester - Designing an Academic Poster


The submitted Posters will be evaluated by all conference participants and a panel of judges. There will be two best poster prizes and the winning posters will be displayed at the SRHE offices for the duration of 2020. 


The deadline for submission of all proposals to SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference  is Friday 21 June 2019, 12 midnight GMT.


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