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Equipping Students for the 21st Century

30 June & 1 July 2011, Edinburgh, UK

The Conference Proceedings containing all abstracts are now available to view and download (right-click - save as...) in .pdf format.


Joining Instructions available to download here (MSWord doc)

Conference team contact mobile number: 07817 303 276

Twitter tag for the event: #bioconf

Information for presenters can be found here

This international conference will provide a platform to consider how we can nurture and inspire all bioscience students to realise their full potential, and will:

  • showcase and disseminate evidence informed practice in the biosciences from the UK and overseas;
  • explore how we can most effectively engage bioscience students to maximise their learning and achievement; and
  • provide networking and professional development opportunities for participants.

The themes of the Conference are:

  • Inspiring first year students
  • Engaging students in the laboratory and field
  • Biologists working with others – interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and teaching
  • Students and academics working together to improve the student learning experience


And the conference will be of interest to individuals:

  • Involved with teaching bioscience in higher and further education
  • Supporting staff and students in bioscience departments
  • Conducting research and development in bioscience education
  • Developing policy and practice relevant to bioscience education in professional institutions and government organisations

Registration for the Conference [Now closed]

Conference Programme

The Conference programme will bring together practitioners to discuss and share experiences and practice, through parallel sessions, workshops and poster sessions alongside more informal discussion time during breaks and the conference dinner. The smaller nature of the Conference (around 120 delegates) will facilitate informal discussion and networking amongst all participants.
View the outline programme.

Call for Contributions - [Now closed]

Contact Information

All enquires should be forwarded to the Conference team at:
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3001, Fax: +44 (0)113 343 5894, email:

Additional information

Downloadable poster advertising the Conference


UK Centre for Bioscience • The Higher Education Academy • Room 9.15 • Worsley Building • University of Leeds • Leeds • LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 343 3001 • Fax: 0113 343 5894 • Email: