The annual Student Sustainability Conference attempts to highlight the broad spectrum of student research and projects at The University of Leeds, whose aims revolve around developing positive impacts in society. It offers every student the chance to share their work through a range of presentation formats to a diverse audience. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to not only practice verbal and visual presentation skills but also to network and collaborate with like-minded students, staff, professionals, and members of the public, reflecting on future sustainability challenges from multiple perspectives. Presenters will also be in the chance of winning an award

 

Presentation Formats

Poster Exhibition

All presenters, apart from art and performance submissions, will create a poster which will be displayed in Parkinson Court throughout the day. Posters are a quick way of presenting research and projects in a visually attractive and informing format. Your poster size should be in A1 dimension in either portrait or landscape orientation, containing a mix of text, images and graphics. The layout should be clear and logical so the reader’s eye naturally follows the flow of information. The poster checklist below gives some handy design tips and key reminders. For some inspiration, take a look at some of last year’s submissions!

Poster checklist

Oral presentations 

In addition, students can present their project or research in a 10 minute presentation, using slides if they wish (PowerPoint, PDF, Prezi etc), which will then be followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. The presentations will be grouped into parallel sessions in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Performance and art installations 

We also encourage students whose project or research takes the form of a music, dance, spoken word performance, art installation or practical demonstration, to apply! Last year we had a diverse selection of pieces ranging from; a photographic collection from a 2016 Antarctic Expedition focussing on the changing landscape due to climate change, video presentations from the School of Medicine Sustainability in Healthcare module, and an interactive ‘Re(act) on Sustainability’ workshop. 

 

Application Guidelines

Before you start your application, please take a look at the Application Guidelines 2018 to familiarize yourself with key dates, the conference layout, submission requirements, and tips on completing your project description. The description section will give us, and the conference attendees, a better understanding of what your project is about, what you are hoping to achieve, and how it will have a positive impact in society.


Application Form

Conference application form V.1

Please send your completed application to sustainability@leeds.ac.uk  by the deadline MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2017