Postgraduate Conference

Light bulbs suggesting the merging of bright ideas.

'Intersections of Knowledge'

15-16 January 2019 on campus at UNE


View the 2019 Draft Program

Welcome to a unique collaboration of UNE disciplines

Our sub-theme for 2019 is "Resilience through Research" 

In your abstract you should address what contribution you see your research makes, or could make, to knowledge and outcomes that contribute to the resilience of individuals, including you, intended user groups you may be working with and/or society in general 


If you want to present
Please follow the instructions carefully
  1. Register at Eventbrite. Registration is free.
  2. Next, fill out your Abstract and Biography Submission form. (Note: you will need you have your abstract (300 words maximum), keywords (at least 3 and no more than 6) and biography (100 words maximum) ready to copy and paste before you can complete the form.)
  3. Prepare your final presentation. Use the conference Powerpoint template (PPTX, 76.42 KB) to create your final presentation. This must be sent to by 21st December 2018.
    Note: You will have a total of 20 minutes to present: 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for question time.
PowerPoint Submission Guidelines

As your abstract has been accepted, you now need to prepare and send your PowerPoint presentation and a 100 word Biography with photo ID (in a word document). Please send your PPT presentation and your biography to ensuring that your full name is included as a prefix in the file name (eg. Julius.Miller Bio.docx ; Julius.Miller.pptx).

In addition to that we strongly recommend that you do not exceed 15 slides in your PPT presentation as you have a maximum of 15 mins to present your research. To assist you in your presentation design see link to Jane Clothier’s PowerPoint presentation.

For information on marking guidelines see PowerPoint Marking Criteria.

Poster Submission Guidelines

A poster presentation is the presentation of your research information at the UNE postgrad conference with an academic or professional focus. Guidelines for your Poster Presentation including deadlines for submission and on campus printing options are included in this document.

Materials Release Form

We would like to use photos of your conference to promote and communicate this event to others. If you are happy for your image to be used, please indicate this on the Abstract and Biography Submission form. You will be given a paper copy of the Materials Release Form to sign at the conference.

The New England Award

The New England Award (NEA) program is designed to encourage, recognise and reward students’ personal and professional development through participation in extra-curricular activity. It is open to all UNE students, and is targeted at ‘whole person’ development. A collaborative framework incorporating internal and external partners provides development opportunities to UNE students, unifying otherwise unrelated activities under one ‘umbrella’. The NEA provides students with a structure within which to plan and reflect upon their learning and development. The NEA contributes significantly to student development and personal growth, and provides learning experiences which have a positive impact on student engagement.

If you wish to apply for this award, please complete the New England Award section in the Abstract and Biography Submission Form.

For Further information please visit the website click here

Enquiries: details for the HDR office.

Important Dates

  • 3 August 2018 - call for abstracts open
  • 7 November 2018 - call for abstracts to present close, together with submission of abstracts and biography
  • 21 December 2018 - final PowerPoint presentations close

UNE's Postgraduate Conference showcases HDR research to colleagues and the wider community by in-person or video presentations.

Past conference details

To assist with your presentation, winner of the 2016 Postgraduate Conference, Ada Klinkhamer, has made available her PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 3775.22 KB) and biography (DOCX, 11.81 KB).

2018: Conference Proceedings

The UNE Postgraduate Conference was held 16-17 January 2018.

The Postgraduate Conference included:

  • Keynote speakers: Dr John Dixson and Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen
  • Acrobatic research presenter, Dan Aubin
  • Special Session presenters: Emeritus Professor Ray Cooksey and Professor Brian Hardaker
  • Free entry
  • Available to anyone from UNE and the community

Program of Events

Conference Proceedings Book

2017: Conference Proceedings

The UNE Postgraduate Conference was held 17–18 January 2017.

The Postgraduate Conference included:

  • Keynote speaker Profesor Annabelle Duncan
  • Motivation speaker Olympic volleyball player, Kerri Pottharst
  • 20 special presentations
  • Free entry
  • Available to any one from UNE and the community

Program of Events

Conference Proceedings book

2016: Conference Proceedings

The inaugural Postgraduate Conference was held 19–20 January 2016.

The Postgraduate Conference included:

  • Keynote speakers: Professor Ray Cooksey and Professor Robert van Barneveld
  • Free entry
  • Availability to anyone from UNE and the community.

Postgraduate Research Conference Proceedings

Program of Events