2-3 April 2019 | AURORA CAMBRIDGE, British Antarctic Survey
The CEEDA symposium provides PhD students from the Cambridge ESS and EnvEast NERC DTPs (and others, subject to availability) with the opportunity to present their research to their peers in a supportive environment, and reflect on their own practice in presenting their work. The second day of CEEDA provides a choice of three workshops for attendees to choose from, around the broad theme of ‘communicating your science’.
For EnvEast students, attendance at the Symposium is compulsory for second and third years; recommended for first years (especially those who have not so far attended an academic conference); and entirely optional for fourth years. All EnvEast students are required to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at CEEDA at some point during their PhD.
Cambridge ESS students who are funded by the DTP and in their second or third years are expected to attend and to present either orally or by poster. Students in the wider ESS cohort are strongly encouraged to attend and present and first year students are very welcome to attend.
Oral presentations will be strictly 12 minute presentations with 3 minutes for discussion afterwards. Presentations will be organised into one of three symposium themes:
- Climate, Marine and Atmospheric Systems
- Biology Environmental Sciences
- Solid Earth and Natural Hazards
The themes are intended to be inclusive, not exclusive: we aim to give all students a chance to present their research. If your work does not seem to fit any of the themes, then please choose the theme that it best fits, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Oral presentations will be organised into three thematic parallel sessions, except for three plenary talks (one for each theme).
Those whose oral presentation is not selected will be required to present a poster instead (subject to the availability of space).
Posters will also need to fall within the symposium themes. They should be in portrait, A0 format.
Abstracts should be 250 words maximum (references are not included in the word limit). Abstracts will be reviewed by thematic review panels made up of student representatives from both DTPs, who will use the abstracts to select oral presentations for the parallel and plenary sessions, and will also select posters.
DAY 2 | TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Three training events will take place, from which attendees can choose one. Places in each workshop will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
WORKSHOP A | Infographics Masterclass
Morning - Students will receive training in producing effective research infographics using Adobe Illustrator.
Afternoon - Students will work individually or in pairs to produce infographics, with the most popular ones receiving a prize at the end of the day.
The workshop facilitators (from MADE Design and Digital Agency) will also be available to give feedback on student's conference posters.
WORKSHOP B | University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy Workshop
Students will work together with civil servants.
Session 1: How can academic research contribute to policy making? Academic researchers will use worked examples to illustrate how research contributes to the policy development process.
Session 2: How do policy makers make the best use of evidence & expertise? Policy makers discuss their roles in government, how evidence is sought, and the opportunities and challenges of linking evidence to policy making.
Session 3: Group task. Attendees work in ‘policy teams’ to address a policy issue and feed their conclusions back to their ‘minister’.
The workshop concludes with a panel discussion.
WORKSHOP C | Media training
To include 'How to get your message across during press interviews for print and visual media'. Details TBC,