Category: Competitions, Programmes & Projects

British Federation of Women Graduates Research Presentations Day (deadline: 02 April 2024)

British Federation of Women Graduates Research Presentations Day

Saturday 11 May 2024 | 10.30am – 4.00pm
Institute of Archaeology, UCL, Gordon Square, London WC1 0PY


The Research Presentations Day is when BFWG invites doctoral students to present their research to a general, i.e. not subject specialist, audience.

  • Are you a woman doctoral student?
  • Do you have research you would like to present to a discerning audience, and have the chance of winning a prize of £150 for the best presentation?
  • Or would you like to join with us, just to meet and listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research?

Our Research Presentations Day (RPD) offers these opportunities. Past attendees, both presenters and audience, have found the Day thoroughly enjoyable and helpful in developing presentation skills.

The day will also involve an introduction to the 2023 BFWG Scholarship Fund Academic Award winners.

If you think you would like to submit an abstract, please look at BFWG webpages www.bfwg.org.uk or contact rpd@bfwg.org.uk for further details.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 2nd April 2024, 9am.

All are welcome to attend as audience – students, academics and anyone else interested (not just women!). Lunch is included and there is a door charge of £10 but no charge for bona fide students whether attending as presenters or as audience.  Please notify rpd@bfwg.org.uk by 9th May 2024 if attending.

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