Cracking the conference

Dates:
Tuesday 6th June
Start and end times:
0930 - 1230
Location:
University of Edinburgh, Venue TBA
Conferences are an essential part of the PhD experience. Although valuable, they can often can involve a lot of travel, time and sometimes personal expense, so it is important to get the most benefit towards your own academic and professional development. This half-day workshop looks at each step in the conference planning process and will provide tips on how you can gain much more than just another plastic name badge. From forward planning to follow up and asking clear, confident and constructive questions, this seminar will help you in a variety of conference scenarios. Participation and discussion will form the basis of this workshop’s learning and teaching activities. Guest speaker, Liz Graham, second year PhD researcher, will also share her account of coping with anxiety in conference settings in a short presentation. This workshop is open to students from all disciplines, and would welcome those from different stages of their early research career to share experiences.