Students Futures & Research Conference

Following the huge success of the first ever Student Futures and Research Conference in March 2021, in collaboration with The Linnean Society, we are delighted to be bringing #SFARConf 2022.


The first conference in 2021 took over 360 undergraduates, Masters and PhD students through a range of talks, workshops and skills sessions providing an insight into potential and career opportunities available in the natural sciences and ecology. Topics included how to gain experience and skills in the current climate, how to write CVs, global challenges and how to make a difference. This acted as a brilliant merger of the BES’ Undergraduate Careers Conference and the Linnean Society’s Student Conference for 2021.

In this two-day conference, undergraduate, Masters and PhD students of the natural sciences were invited to engage with this online experience, showcasing the variety of careers available to students like you, interacting and networking with peers and beyond, and having open conversations about pathways into research.

Student Organiser Opportunity

This is where you come in! We are seeking four student organisers to contribute to the design, organisation and delivery of the second Student Futures and Research Conference, taking place the week commencing 7th March 2022.

You will either be an undergraduate, Masters of PhD student looking to develop skills in event management. You will be enthusiastic and keen to assist in the delivery of an event to inspire others in natural history. You will be able to attend occasional planning meetings online and be available on the week commencing the 7th March.

As a student organiser you will be in a unique position of being able to influence the development of the conference. You will also gain skills that enhance your CV and help you with future positions – including skills such as online event organisation, team communication and time management.

To find out more about the opportunity and details on how to apply click this link!

Here are some outputs from the Student Futures and Research Conference 2021!