School of Psychology - Current Students - 4th Year - Conference

Guidelines for fourth year conference presentations

The Annual Fourth Year Conference will be held on Saturday, 20th September 2014, from 8.30am - 5.30pm. All students enrolled in the individual thesis (PSYC4071) are required to present a short paper on their thesis topic at the Conference.

In all, there will be some 140 presentations throughout the day. Presentations will be grouped into streams reflecting the content of individual theses. The different streams will run concurrently in several different rooms, and the audience will be free to move about between streams throughout the day.

Some very useful tips and advice for the presentation may be found on page 30 of the PSYC4071 Handbook.

The Aims Of The Conference Are:

  • To provide students with experience in presentation of empirical research in conference format.
  • To help fine-tune the organisation of ideas and findings reported in their thesis.
  • To provide the opportunity for general feedback from people other than their supervisor.
  • To give students an overview of topics undertaken by fellow students.

Students are expected to attend for the whole day to ensure that all presenters have an audience. Lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea will be provided. Registration will be required at multiple points during the day.

Individual theses

Each presentation should be no more than 15 minutes in duration (note this is not a flexible limit - session chairs will adhere rigidly to this time limit).

The presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of question time. You can use any format that you like for the presentations - data projectors and PCs will be available in every room. If you need any additional equipment please email


Abstracts should conform to the format of journal abstracts, one paragraph (150-250 words), presented on a single page along with Title and Author and Supervisor. Please note that for electronic submission of the abstract the title is a maximum of 20 words and the abstract is a maximum of 250 words.

Please submit an electronic copy via the web before 4.00pm on Wednesday, 3rd September 2014.

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