Who should participate?
The Spring Symposium is organised by the Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research (Finnish acronym LUOVA) of the University of Helsinki. The symposium brings together students active in research fields related to ecology, evolution, systematics and nature conservation.
PhD students from LUOVA and other relevant doctoral programmes can get one (1) ECTS credit by submitting an abstract and giving an oral presentation. This event gives you an opportunity to present your work in a friendly atmosphere and to gain valuable feedback from other students and international evaluators.
Master students in relevant fields can earn two (2) ECTS credits by presenting your work as a poster.
The evaluators will award the best talk with Olli's prize which is a 1000 € sponsorship to participate an international conference. This year there will also be nice prizes for the runner ups and a prize for the best poster. All prizes will be announced at the Grande Finale on the last evening.
Abstract and presentation should be in English. Each talk may last 15 minutes plus an additional 5 minutes for discussion. The chair of each session will intervene if presentations exceed the provided time slot.
Posters should be in DIN A0 and portrait format. If you need help with your poster, the organisers would be happy to give you some tips. Don't hesitate to contact us! Posters need to be hung up at the beginning of the spring symposium (Monday morning), we will make sure there are enough places for the number of posters and we'll provide the needed equipment to hang the posters with. On Tuesday we will have a poster session where the owners of the posters are expected to stay with their poster to answer questions from the audience.
We encourage you to design your own posters. Of course, you can consider poster templates if you like. Click the links below to download:
You can find poster templates on Uni Material Bank by searching "poster" if needed.
You can participate our Poster Clinic on the 13th February (Wednesday) 2019 to discuss poster making with our expert and your peers. The event will take place in Room 6201, Biocentre 3. You can bring a poster draft or an abstract with Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, and Conclusion with you. No registration is needed for this event.