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Student Forum 2023

Hybrid Hybrid Event

30 March 2023 @ 10:00 31 March 2023 @ 17:00

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The annual forum, organised for and by undergraduate and postgraduate entomology students offers participants the opportunity to give scientific presentations on their research, network with like-minded people and share ideas with their peers.

This year, the forum will be a hybrid meeting, taking place both in-person at the Glamorgan building in Cardiff, UK and streamed online

Abstract submissions for this event are now closed.

Note: Abstracts will not be considered if you have not registered.

Jump to the ‘submit your abstract’ section

12 minute talks, 3 minutes Q&A

Early Bird rates have ended.
Online attendance is still available

Students at the RES Postgraduate Forum
Students at the RES Postgraduate Forum

The Royal Entomological Society Student forum returns for 2023!

The event will be from 10am-5pm Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March.

The Forum will take place both in-person at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff, UK and online.

RES student members can attend for free, but registration is needed.

Travelling by train to the Forum?

Once you have registered, check GWR’s conference discount on train tickets.

If travelling by trail, please be sure to check your timetable carefully and travel with plenty of time.

Due to awareness of planned rail strikes during the timeframe of this event, RES will endeavour to support in-person attendance as much as possible, including flexibility of registration time on the programme.

Check National Rail Enquiries – Industrial Action to find out if your trains are effected.

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This event includes talks and careers advice from inspirational insect scientists, as well as a chance for student entomologists to network amongst peers and present their work. Abstract submission details will be announced in due course.

The 2023 event will include a workshop on publishing research with Emilie Aimé, and a curation techniques workshop from Fran Sconce.

There will be prizes for the best talk and poster, and a prize for the winner of the quiz! More details soon.

Student Forum confirmed invited speakers:


Thursday, 30th March: This is officially insect day! …at least in Germany

Times may vary slightly from the programme – Please keep an eye on this page for updates

View the previous Student Forum 2022 and programme.

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Thursday evening social event and pub quiz to take place at the Woodville.

Get a Student discount at the Woodville on the Thursday evening social at the Student Forum! Get 20% off food and 10% off drinks when you sign up for UniCrew. Discount works Sunday to Thursday, you will be required to sign up with a university email.
Sign up to UniCrew and get discounts on food and drink at the Woodville on Thursday evening at the Student Forum 2023

Have you signed up for UniCrew yet?

At the Student Forum pub social, you can get 20% off food and 10% off your drinks!

The discount works Sun-Thurs, and you need to sign up with a university email!

What a bargain for students!

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Abstract submissions are now closed for this event
Abstract submission deadline was 1st March 2023

Student talk will be programmed for 15 minutes (12 minutes talk plus 3 minutes questions)

Note: Your abstracts will not be considered if you have not registered to attend.

Details for talk and poster presenters

Note: If you presenting a poster at the conference, the poster board dimensions are

2m x 1m (h x w) which will fit a portrait A0 or A1 poster.

Please send the .pdf of the whole poster to info@royensoc.co.uk before 3rd March.

Delegates can use Cardiff print services for printing posters, the following charges will apply. 

Printing at a glance

120 GSM Matt150 GSM Satin200 GSM Poster Satin

Contact: Print@cardiff.ac.uk

Please note: Submitting your abstracts does not automatically provide a presentation space and you will be contacted by the organisers to confirm a date/time slot if your abstract is chosen.

All presenters are required to register below. These expenses cannot be reclaimed by the RES.

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Event kindly supported by:

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Glamorgan Building
Cardiff, CF10 3WT United Kingdom
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Convenors (RES student representatives)

Vera Kaunath

View Organiser Website

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Visit Cardiff

A montage of images of Cardiff by MichiganCharms, Wiki Commons
A montage of images of Cardiff by MichiganCharms, Wiki Commons

With beautiful castles, cathedrals, museums and parks, there’s plenty to do and see when you visit Cardiff for the Student Forum 2023.

Check out Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay and the National Museum Cardiff for some sightseeing and history, or Bute Park & Arboretum for a walk in nature.

There’s also Llandaff Cathedral, St Fagans National Museum of History and Castell Coch (Tongwynlais) to name just a few amazing places to see during your stay.

Register below and plan your trip.

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Note – We do not provide recordings of events or presentations as standard, unless otherwise stated.

This is to encourage in-person participation and foster the social and networking environment of like-minded researchers and enthusiasts.

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Registration Prices

Student Membership is £15/year + first year free.

Standard Membership is £65/year with concessionary rates for anyone retired (65+) and/or based in a low- and middle-income country.

Attend Student Forum in-person or online for free with Earlybird as a RES Student Member, Member or Fellow.

We are delighted to offer our meetings and events at significantly reduced rates for RES members. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so today!

Important note:

Due to the popularity of this event, In-person delegate spaces have reached capacity and are now sold out. 

Online booking spaces are not limited and remain available.

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Registration is required for all attendees to receive an e-ticket and link to the livestream.

RES Members will need to log in to their account for discounted registration.

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Entomology courses

UK university courses that include entomology

Award opportunities

RES Student Award

Wallace Award for your thesis