Research Students’ Summer Conference (RSSC)

Research Students’ Summer Conference (RSSC)
Middlesex University | Thursday 20th June 2019
THE POWER OF RESEARCH: community and the impact of disruptive ideas

  The theme of this year’s conference is “The Power of Research: community and the impact of disruptive ideas”. The conference will take place on Thursday 20th June 2019. In order to present you need to submit your abstract; submission opens on 20th March 2019 and closes at midnight on 30th April 2019.   
We invite students from any discipline to submit abstracts which focus on why your research matters and the impact it has on the wider community. It is vital that you are able to explain what you bring to your critical research and the contribution that you are making from the outset of your career. Identifying and acknowledging the impact of your research reinforces the need to bridge the gap between academia and practice and open a dialogue with the outside world. This captures the essence of ‘the power of research: community and the impact of disruptive ideas’. 
  Submission guidelines
Submission opens at 5pm on 20thMarch 2019 and closes at midnight on 30 April 2019.

The abstract describing your work should be submitted before the deadline through:

Before being able to submit you need to register with the EasyChair submission system, which will require only your names and contact email:
When you try to submit an abstract,  the system will ask you to fill in a form, which contains an abstract window, this is not the abstract we are asking to submit, you can just put one symbol to fulfil the requirement, and upload the abstract as an attachment. By 5pm on the notification date (31st May 2019) you will receive an email with the outcome, feedback and follow up instructions to the same email account you used to register with EasyChair.

Abstract requirements 
  Your abstract should meet the following requirements: Should not be longer than 400 words It should contain the following sections: Title Author (please include your supervisors and discuss with them before submission) Aim of your research Research methods used Current findings/Expected contribution Community impact / novelty / disruptive ideas
The EasyChair system does not support video or poster submissions, so please submit a written abstract about the research communicated in your slides, video or poster.

Additional information

For all the authors and MDX Research Students there will be a number of workshops available prior to the conference, aimed at helping with the preparation of the abstracts, posters and presentations before the conference. More information will be provided to you via email in the next few weeks. Students based at a distance and unable to attend the conference are welcome to contribute a poster or presentation online or pre-recorded presentation, which should be discussed with the supervisory team.

Additional information and updates will be posted on the ‘Mdx Research Students’ Facebook page and the Twitter Handle @MDX_RSSC

Key dates
  ·         Submission of abstract opens: at 5pm on 20th March 2019 ·         Submission of abstract closes: 30 April 2019 ·         Confirmation of presentation: 31 May 2019 ·         Conference:  20 June 2019 ·           The Research Students’ Conference Team