Student Futures and Research Conference

An online experience for all nature-based university students, brought to you by the Linnean Society of London & British Ecological Society – 7 – 11 March 2022

Following the huge success of the first ever Student Futures and Research Conference in March 2021, we are delighted to be bringing #SFARConf 2022, with some exciting changes!

Taking place 7 – 11 March 2022 this five-day conference. undergraduates, Masters and PhD students of the natural sciences and histories are invited to come together and engage with this online experience, celebrating the variety of careers available to students like you. Interacting and networking with your peers and beyond, learning new skills, and having open conversations about personal struggles in research (and successes!)

The SFAR conference aims to be an accessible event to all. Please email to let us know if any services may help you or your peers access the content.

Your £20 ticket will include an all-access pass to all talks, workshops, and competitions, as well as a private Discord server to facilitate open conversation between like-minded delegates. Please read further about our hardship fund.

This conference has been produced in collaboration between the Linnean Society of London and the British Ecological Society, with the support of a team of current students.


Key details

The conference will provide up to 3 hours daily live content each day, as well as pre-recorded content, competitions, reflective exercises, and opportunities for sharing. All content will be processed and released on the same day for playback.

We are using Discord as a fun and flexible space to network, share interests and discuss ideas. Our server will be open 9-6 each day. The full SFAR programme will be released in the coming weeks.

Registration & further info:

Ticket numbers are limited. Please contact to discuss group bookings.
Registration will close when all tickets are allocated, or at the latest, the 4th March 2022.
This conference has a hardship fund available for those who are unable to pay for a ticket. Click the above link to book for more information.

Reflecting on last year’s conference:

In 2021, the SFAR conference brought together 360 students from across the world for a 17-hour experience, with 16 sessions, 22 speakers and over £1000 worth of prizes.

100% of attendees said they would recommend a friend or colleague to attend a future conference.

Feedback from an attendee: “What an amazing, inspiring and useful event this has been. Extremely good and diverse advice shared. It helped me gain a new perspective and open horizons. A great choice of speakers, with different ecological/career backgrounds was eye opening.”