The 2018 BPS Welsh Branch Annual Student Conference is taking place at Cardiff Metropolitan University on Saturday 24 March. The conference provides an opportunity for third-year Undergraduate and Taught Masters students to present their own work to peers at an event specifically aimed at students receiving degrees from Welsh Institutions. (Please note that unfortunately PhD students are unable to present at this event). You do not need to have finished your project or have all of your results to be able to present, in which case you could present Background, Method and predicted Results. You can either give an oral presentation or a poster. Submission deadline is Sunday 25 February 2018 at midnight.
The abstracts for every paper presented at the conference will be published later in the year. This really is a great opportunity for you to present your work, improve your presentation/poster skills and have a publication for your CV - all while having a good time! The event is free to attend and lunch is provided.
For submission information please see the Programme tab.
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Submission deadline is midnight on Sunday 25 February 2018.
PLEASE NOTE that submitting a proposal does not book you a place to attend the conference. Please also register your attendance below.
Structure for all submissions
The abstract should be 200 - 250 words (maximum 300 words) in length exclusive of title. It should not include references and should be written in either the past or present tense. Abstracts of accepted papers may appear in The Proceedings of the British Psychological Society which are published online.
Abstracts should be structured according to formats, incorporating the indicated headings and information:
- Objectives: State the primary objective of the paper and the major hypothesis tested or research question posed.
- Design: Describe the design of the study and the rationale for the procedures adopted (if appropriate.
- Methods: Describe how participants were selected and number of participants (if documentary data used, state how these were selected), materials employed (if appropriate), methods of data collection and analysis.
- Results: Include numerical and/or textual data. This should be kept to a minimum. For qualitative analyses briefly describe your findings (eg, themes, categories, discourses identified).
- Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study, including theoretical, methodological, or applied/policy implications as appropriate and any key limitations of the study.
Additional requirements for all submissions:
Submissions must also include explicit confirmation that the convenor and authors/co-authors understand and adhere to the Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.
You do not need to be a member of the Society to submit a proposal.
Oral presentations will be for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questioning and the atmosphere is always very positive and supportive. (Five minutes is allowed between presentations to enable students to move between rooms.)
Posters should be A1 size (841 mm (h) x 594 mm (w)) and in portrait orientation and should include the name with which you registered for the conference.
Submitting as a group
If you are submitting as group to present (oral or poster), please complete the online submissions form online only once and put all the names of the presenters on the form. All individuals must also register individually to attend the conference.
Further submission information
Authors of all material submitted must confirm adherence to the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. For further information please click here.
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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'BPSWLB-WelshStudent-March18' at:
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