Join the 2019 SWDTP Conference Committee

The SWDTP Conference 2019 will be held in Exeter in November (date and venue to be announced) but planning for this momentous event will start in early spring!  

Think you’ve got what it takes to conceptualise, organise and run a successful conference?  Well, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed people to organise this years event.

The SWDTP Student Conference is an annual event, organised for students by students. The conference is free of charge and is open to all PGR students across the five SWDTP institutions, regardless of funding source.  It is a great way to get conference presentation experience and meet other students, who are at different stages of their research, to share ideas and details of projects, plans and experiences.

More importantly,  for the organising committee, it presents a fantastic skills development opportunity in devising, developing, planning, organising and hosting an academic conference in a collaborative and supportive setting. There are a whole raft of things to get involved in from reviewing abstracts and finding keynote speakers, to creating posters and  booklets, running social media and booking facilities and  not forgetting the most important element of any conference, ordering the sandwiches!

Want to be involved? Got burning ideas for themes or topics?  Got an eye for detail or a flair for organising? Then don’t delay, we want to hear from you today!

Contact either Jo (  or (Rob ( to find out more and join the committee to start shaping this years conference.  

We look forward to hearing  from you.