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Irish Postgraduate Conference 2021 - 22 June

The Postgraduate Conference will focus on providing students with an insight into a wide range of nutrition-related careers followed by a series of informative talks on preparing your CV, writing for publication, minding your mental health and engaging on social media. This year, for the first time, we will host a Thesis-in-Three event where selected speakers will present their work in just 3 minutes with prizes up for grabs for the best presentations.

The postgraduate students in the Nutrition Society will be challenged to present their research in just three minutes. As part of the upcoming Postgraduate Conference, a Thesis-in-Three competition will be held on 22 June. Students must distil their niche subjects and intensive research into small three-slide presentations.

The rules are simple. Maximum of three slides are permitted and each slide must be static (i.e no transitions, animations or “movements” of any description are allowed). No additional electronic media is allowed (i.e. sound or video files). The presentation must provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance. Presentations which do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted. Priority will be given to students not competing in the main conference postgraduate competition. Prizes will be awarded for 1st (€500), 2nd (€300), and 3rd (€200).

Thesis-in-Three submission is now closed

This year at the Postgraduate Conference, Dr Hannah McCormack will give a talk entitled “Looking after your mental health: the PhD student perspective”. Dr McCormack is currently manager of the "Tackle Your Feelings" campaign which promotes mental health and wellbeing. Although we will have a live Q&A at the conference, students attending can also submit questions* for Dr McCormack anonymously* via the Q&A form.

*If your question is answered during the talk, no information pertaining to your identity will be shared.

If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Events Officer.