Please see below our most frequently asked questions about the MRU Annual Student Conference.
When and where will the 2016 Migration Conference be held?
The UCL MRU Conference will be an all day event taking place on 3rd June at the University College London campus. Click here for location details.
Who can present at the conference?
Posgraduate students, including Master and PhD candidates, from any taught or
research graduate programmes around the world are eligible to apply as a conference
presenter. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, students from across
various disciplines working on migration research are encouraged to submit their abstracts.
priority research interests.
Does the research submission need to be a final paper to be presented at the
No, we will accept work in progress. Preliminary research findings can
be presented at the conference.
Will you provide funding?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding for individual attendees. However, all interested applicants are encouraged to submit their research
abstracts. Any grants that might be available to cover travel expenses will be shared
with selected participants.
Do I need a visa?
Visa requirements to travel to the United Kingdom (UK) will vary by country of origin.
All out-of-country applicants are encouraged to submit their abstracts before 1 March
2016 to allow enough time for visa clearance if required. If you are selected as a
conference participant and require a visa, we will provide you invitation letter. Please
contact us for any specific questions about the UK visa application process.
What criteria will you use to select research papers?
We will evaluate submitted abstracts based on their relevance to this year’s selected
conference theme. Please see Call for Papers for general topic
ideas which cover a variety of subjects relevant to contemporary migration studies.
Do I need to be a presenter to attend the conference?
No, the Migration Conference is an event open to members of the public interested in
learning about innovative work in contemporary migration studies by young researchers.
I work for a migration organisation, how can I get involved?
Local organisations and charities working with migrant communities are invited to attend. To register your interest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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