[Submission now closed] Submission Guidelines:
Submissions for the inaugural Effective Learning in the Biosciences Conference organised by the UK Centre for Bioscience
The deadline for all submissions has been extended to Friday 4th February 2011
We invite you to submit an abstract for the inaugural Effective Learning in the Biosciences Conference. Submissions are invited for Short Presentations (15 minutes), Interactive Presentations (30 minutes), Workshops (60 minutes) and Posters. Giving an oral presentation, running a workshop or presenting a poster should provide an excellent opportunity for you to discuss your work with a wide range of individuals involved with teaching bioscience in higher and further education.
You should receive an email confirming receipt of your abstract within one working week of submission, otherwise please contact the Conference team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +44 (0)113 343 3001. Lead presenters will be informed by 28th February 2011 if their proposal has been successful. All lead presenters must register for the Conference by the 27th May 2011 to confirm they will present.
Please note, incomplete submissions will be returned.
The Conference will focus on 4 main themes:
Presenters should indicate which theme or themes their session proposal relates to.
The organisers invite submission of offers of workshops, interactive presentations, short presentations and posters under the conference themes. Wherever possible, strong emphasis should be placed on how the work described is having an impact on the student learning experience.
We expect to have 6 workshops at the Conference.
Workshops must be activity-based and should involve participation from delegates with presenters leading activities or discussions.
Workshop proposals should have a 300 word abstract setting out the aims, objectives and content of the workshop. The proposal should also indicate, within 50 words, how the session will be interactive.Interactive Presentations (30 minutes)
We expect to have 3 to 6 interactive presentations at the Conference.
Interactive presentations should aim to give a summary of a piece of pedagogic research, innovation or project, either completed or still in progress. The presentation should last for a maximum of 30 minutes and include an interactive activity, for example use of a Personal Response System / clickers or flash cards.
Interactive presentation proposals should have a 300 word abstract highlighting the key message and content of the presentation. The proposal should also indicate, within 50 words, how the session will be interactive.Short Presentations (15 minutes, plus time for questions)
We expect to have around 30 short presentations at the Conference.
Presentations should aim to give a brief summary of a piece of pedagogic research, innovation or project, either completed or still in progress. The presentation should last a maximum of 15 minutes allowing delegates opportunity for discussion and questions.
Submissions for short presentations should have a 300 word abstract highlighting the key message(s) and the outline content of the presentation.
Posters (up to A0 in portrait format)
Poster submissions should have a 300 word abstract which highlights the key message(s) and content of the poster.
Conference abstracts booklet
Presenters will be asked to provide an electronic version of their PowerPoint presentation or poster to be made available on the Conference website.
Those presenting novel and original work may be invited to submit a manuscript for publication in the Centre's peer-reviewed journal Bioscience Education.
Each proposal will be reviewed against the following criteria:
Submissions detailing original and innovative work are particularly encouraged.
The following equipment will be provided as standard in all session rooms:
We cannot guarantee the availability of any other equipment or software. It is the responsibility of the lead presenter to inform the Conference team of any additional requirements e.g. audio speakers, flipchart or pens which will be provided if possible. If you do not let us know by the 10th June of additional equipment requirements, we cannot guarantee they will be available. Please note, presenters will be expected to use the PCs supplied and not their own laptop unless this has been previously agreed with the Conference organisers.
All enquires should be forwarded to the Conference team at:
Download the submission guidelines in full (pdf)
Download the abstract submission form (Word document)
Please note: It is a requirement that all presenters register as Conference delegates for the entire event or for the day of their session.