ECR Conference 2019

This conference is fully funded for all of our BSSS ECR Members and covers registration, accommodation, workshops, seminars and catering. Each delegate will be expected to produce an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation to be delivered over the two days of conference. One of the main objectives of this biennial event is for the society's ECR members to have the opportunity to present their research in a "friendly environment". As well as Oral and Poster sessions, there will be engaging workshops, networking breakouts and even the possibility of research walk and talks around the green space outside the venue. 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.

Registration is now open! The deadline to register is 27th January 2019. Oral and Poster abstracts will be submitted online and details of this will follow very soon.

More information can be found here:


Whether your unearthing of the soil has just begun,
or whether the day of your viva is about to come,
whether you measure or pipette, label or detect,
or whether you observe and collect, expand and inspect,
Come spend two days away from R,
and share your work as an ECR!

From the data that are sound and methods that are dud
To the patterns underground that are as clear as the mud,
From the results that are collected, and trends that are connected,
To the theories that are rejected and those that are protected
Meet your colleagues from both near and far
And share your experience as an ECR!

From the success and the feats, the troubles and the toils,
Come to Sheffield and share your passion for soils!
There’ll be workshops and walks, orals and posters,
Chats over coffee and over bar coasters,
And we hope to settle post-PhD fears
By spotlighting relevant jobs and careers!

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


Best Wishes,

Dan Evans
National ECR Rep