Applications Open: Student Sustainability Research Conference 2022

Applications to present at the University of Leeds Annual  Student Sustainability Research Conference 2022 are NOW OPEN to all University of Leeds students!  

The virtual conference will take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022 and will bring together students, staff, businesses, and members of the public to experience a diverse range of student research reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability. An in-person poster exhibition will complement the online conference and be available to visit on the day. 

University of Leeds students from any discipline and level (UG to PhD) are welcome to apply to present or perform their work. 

The theme of this year’s conference is Together for Our Planet. This is one of the guiding principles behind the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the focus of last year’s COP26 Climate Change Conference and, the driving force behind the University’s Climate Plan. 

Climate Action (SDG 13) is intrinsically linked to all 16 other SDGs and climate change is affecting every country on every continent. Tackling climate change can often seem like a daunting challenge but through innovative ideas and collaborative new approaches, we can all reduce our impact and support climate action. 

Applications that reflect and/or contribute to promoting elements of climate action and demonstrations of how we can contribute through action in our everyday lives are strongly encouraged, though research that links to any of the 17 SDGs is welcomed. 

For more information and to apply, download the application guidelines form.  

The deadline to apply and submit your content has been extended to Monday 16th May 2022 at 11:59pm


Research poster exhibition

A person standing in front of poster display in the Parkinson Court during Student Sustainability Research Conference

You can present your research by giving a live presentation, preparing a pre-recorded presentation, or by creating your own research poster – you choose! Here you can find a short guidance on how to prepare your poster and make it stand out:

  • We love informative posters, but make sure it is accessible and easy to read. Include images and graphics where appropriate to illustrate your research.
  • The poster format is A1 (either landscape or portrait), please submit it as a PDF document within the application.

Take a look at the following posters from previous conferences, they are great examples of what we’re looking for in a research poster.

Can female sex workers encourage their peers to take a HIV self-test? Ofomata Janefrances C.

Avoiding Maladaptation in Climate Change Adaptation Program. Stanislaus Risadi Apresian

All-Cellulose Composites: Fast Fashion to Smart Materials. Ashley Victoria