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The University of Leeds Annual Student Sustainability Research Conference offers University of Leeds students at any level and from any discipline the opportunity to showcase their latest research in cross-disciplinary sustainability studies.

The conference, taking place on Friday 29th March 2019, will bring together students, staff, businesses and members of the public to experience the diversity of undergraduate and postgraduate research which reflect aspects of positive social, economic and environmental development.

The 2019 event will consist of morning and afternoon presentation sessions and workshops and an all-day poster exhibition in Parkinson Court. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network, collaborate and develop meaningful contacts, and broaden insight of disciplines and the challenges faced in a changing world.

This year’s keynote speech will be delivered by University Chancellor, Professor Dame Jane Francis. As Director of the British Antarctic Survey and a prominent polar scientist, Dame Francis has conducted pioneering research – with numerous expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic – and has undertaken a wide range of international roles to promote the UK’s polar interests. Jane will discuss her experiences to date, as well as her insights on single-use plastics and the University of Leeds and Leeds University Union’s #2023PlasticFree pledge.