Whether you’ve just started your PhD or Post-Doc or whether you are near to their completion, the BSSS ECR Conference will be an excellent opportunity to present your research, develop your networks and think ahead about careers and job opportunities.

Here are five reasons why the BSSS ECR conference should make your 2019 diary:

1) It will be a friendly environment in which to hone your presenting skills and an informal forum in which to receive positive, constructive feedback. For the first time at an ECR, we shall have two dedicated Poster Carousel sessions.

3) There will be a special focus on the 'Viva' with hints and tips from both examiners and recently successful PhD candidates.

4) We will also focus on career opportunities within Soil Science and provide delegates a chance to hear from a range of sectors including industry, government and academia.

4) As well as Oral and Poster sessions, there will be networking breakouts and a group photo challenge around the nearby Botanical Gardens.

5) By attending, you will be invited to take part in and contribute to a very special BSSS ECR Time Capsule, celebrating the ECR community, which we anticipate unearthing in a reunion event at BSSS 100th Anniversary Celebrations in 2047.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 23:59 on Sunday 27th January 2019.

To register and submit an abstract, please go to: and for any further information, please don't hesitate to email Dan Evans (ECR National Rep) on

Bring your cutting-edge work in your field
To ‘The Edge’ in Sheffield!
Submit your abstract soon as the deadline is near
We look forward to meeting you at the ECR this year!

Best Wishes,