The Student Conference in Science and Technology 2020

The student conference in Science and Technology will this year take place on Wednesday October 14 at 13:15 - 15:00. Listen to invited speakers and presentations from science faculty students. We are planning a conference at EBC and an online conference as plan B. 

Maybe it's you who takes the chance this year to present a project or a topic you are very interested in? You will receive coaching prior your presentation and after the conference you will receive feedback from a supervisor and fellow students. There is also a chance to win a prize!

The invited speaker this year is Ingrid Ahnesjö, professor in Zoology at the Department of Ecology and Genetics. 

Registration opens after the summer, but please contact Katarina.Andreasen@ibg.uu.se if you have questions before that. 

The Science Conference

The student conference is a part of the communications training at the faculty. Apart from the opportunity to participate in an exciting conference you get a chance to give a presentation in front of a larger audience. As a participant the conference offers you a broadend perspective of science and the chance for networking and contacts between disciplines. 

Give a presentation

After the keynote speaker the students will take the floor and give presentations on different scientific subjects. All students are welcome to give a 15 min presentation and the conference is one of the best opportunities you can find to practice talking in front of a large audience. Take the opportunity to practice the skill that employers value as one of the most important one an employee can have. If you want to give a presentation, read more under "To give a presentation" below.

Give feedback

You can also contribute by being a feedback provider to one or several of the speakers. By giving valuable positive and constructive comments on their presentations you help them improve and at the same time practice your own skill to give and reflect on feedback.

Should you participate by both giving a presentation and giving feedback (not necessarily during the same year) you will be given a certificate of your participation which can be a valuable addition to your CV.

Naturally, all are most welcome to listen regardless if you are a speaker or not.

Register to the conference

All participants must register for the conference. You can register here.

To give a presentation

Giving a presentation at the Student Conference is to give a 15 minute presentation in front of a larger audience of about 100 persons. The presentation may be about any scientific subject of your choice and the only limitation is that everybody in the audience should be able to understand, which means giving the presentation at a level which is common for all science students, regardless of if it is biology or physics.

Presentations may be held in Swedish or English, whichever you prefer. You usually have a bigger toolbox of techniques when giving a presentation in the language you have the most experience with but depending on your goals whichever language may be suitable.

When giving an oral presentation there are a lot of things that you may want to consider to make the presentation as good as possible. Click on "Oral presentations" in the menu to the left to get som basic help.

You may also contact us who work with the communication training via e-mail (diana@ibg.uu.se) to get coaching before and after your presentation.

Giving feedback

As a feedback provider at the Student Conference you have a responsibility to give constructive as well as positive feedback to the speaker you have been assigned. Because it probably is the first time the speaker gives a presentation in front of such a large audience the person giving feedback need to help the speaker develop in this rather special context. Regardless of level of expertise giving presentations you can always become better. And it is here you as a feedback provider comes in.

To be able to give focused and well balanced feedback to help someone improve is a skill all in its own. You can use the forms provided in DiaNa to get points of reference when giving feedback. The most important thing though, is to give feedback from your own perspective.

To better prepare yourself for your role as a feedback provider click on "Feedback" in the menu to the left, or contact us (diana@ibg.uu.se) for a personal session.