We are inviting all ACCE DTP students, supervisors, CASE collaborators, guests, and contributors to attend the ACCE Annual meeting where we provide opportunities to all ACCE students to showcase their achievements and present their research results and plans for the future and benefit from the interactions between cohorts, network with academics and CASE partners and build collaborative partnerships.
The first day will be focused on research outputs and the current 1& 2 ACCE student cohorts will be given the opportunity to present their achievements and results in the form of a talk or poster. There will be selected talks from 3rd-year ACCE students and all other 2&3 year students will be required to present a poster with a 1-2 min accompanying ‘elevator pitch’ designed to summarise the take-home message of their poster. First-year ACCE students will present 2-3 min introductory talk alongside one presentation slide. This will allow them to introduce themselves to the ACCE community, and give a basic outline of the background and aims of their research project. There will be a prize for the best poster produced, so we encourage students to be creative. The judging session will be after the panel debate on Tuesday 18th.
Alongside this, we will be hosting an exciting plenary talk by Dr Tom Oliver from the University of Reading which will lead into a lively panel debate revolving around the question: “Can we meet the needs of people and support the natural environment in the context of a changing climate?” There will be a chance to get involved by asking questions and contributing to the debate.
The second day will be dedicated to the students combining a range of talks on what it means to be a PhD student and opportunities to get to know the whole cohort through the student forum. Attendance for ACCE DTP students is compulsory as everyone is required to present work.
Both days will be held in the University of York, Biology Department on Wentworth Way, York, YO10 5DD. There will be further details about location, transport, and accommodation closer to the time.
Getting to the campus
The campus is most easily reached by bus (15 mins). Bus numbers 66 & 44 go from directly outside the train station to the campus (Heslington WEST not EAST).
Location of the bus stop at the Railway Station – Exit the railway station through the main entrance, and cross the zebra crossing from where the taxi rank and drop off areas are located. Cross the second zebra crossing to a small island where you can catch Your Bus 66 https://www.york.ac.uk/admin/estates/transport/public_transport/bus/
The conference will be taking place in the Biology department building on Wentworth Way – there is a bus stop by the roundabout at the top of this road.
A PDF map of the campus can be found here and further information can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/campus/
If you are late or get lost, please contact us: Cagla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rosanna (email@example.com)
There are plenty of places to stay but they become booked up very quickly. There are a few cheap hostels in town (dorm rooms mainly):The Fort Boutique hostel http://www.thefortyork.co.uk/; Safestay York https://www.safestay.com/ss-york-micklegate.html; YHA York http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/york And also B&Bs a bit closer to campus such as The York Priory (Fishergate), Midway House & The Hollies on Fulford Rd, Finally, there is the University’s conference accommodation more info and booking at https://www.yorkconferences.com/secure/york-conferences/bed-and-breakfast.aspx[/learn_more]
Poster and talk requirements
All talk slides & poster PDFs should be emailed to Rosanna firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than Friday 14th October.
First-year students should create 1 slide (Power point or pdf) including the title of your PhD, supervisors and CASE partners (if any) etc. that will be projected on the wall, to accompany a 3-4 min ‘teaser talk’. The talk should be just a brief outline of your PhD project, what you will do, why is important etc.
The second-year students should create an A0 poster to be displayed in the atrium during the meeting. Please make your poster A0 PORTRAIT for ease of display. This should include your title, CASE partners, PhD aims, any results so far.
We are looking for several volunteers for extended third-year talks – please let Rosanna know (email@example.com) if you would like to present your work by Powerpoint presentation. All other third year students should create a poster to the same specifications as those laid out above.
Please make sure that your poster or talk can be viewed on a Windows system and is either in PDF or .ppt/.pptx format.
Tuesday 18th October
|09:30||Registration with coffee and pastries||Biology Atrium|
|10:00||Welcome talk – Prof Jane Hill, UoY||B/K/018 (Dianna Bowles Lecture Theatre)|
|10:15||Dr Rachel Jeffreys||UoL B/K/018|
|11:00||First year ‘Teaser talks’ – ACCE students (2016-17 cohort)||UoL B/K/018|
|13:00||Plenary talk Dr Tom Oliver, University of Reading||B/K/018|
|13:45||Panel discussion session – Can we meet the needs of people and support the natural environment in the context of a changing climate?||B/K/018|
|15:15||Event wrap up||B/K/018|
|15:30||Poster session & wine reception / Management Board Meeting –||Biology Atrium / B/K/018|
|17:15||Student activity – York Ghost Bus Tour||Biology Atrium|
Wednesday 19th October
|09:30||Talk on PhD student mental health – Dr Thomas Price, UoL||B/M/052|
|10:00||Knowledge Exchange fellowship talk – Dr Jen Lucey||B/M/052|
|10:30||Coffee & biscuits||Atrium|
|11:00||First cohort (2014 – 15) talks||B/M/052|
|12:00||Student Forum discussion & committee meeting||B/M/052|