(iii) Maximising societal impact
The morning sessions will run from 10am to 1pm and the afternoon sessions will run from 2pm until 5pm. Lunch will be provided.
NATIONAL ROBOTICS CENTRE TOUR
There will be a tour of the National Robotics Centre (across from the psychology building where the conference is being hosted) at 9am on the Friday morning for anyone who is interested.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AND MENTORING
There will be a number of opportunities for researchers to get to know each other. We will also be implementing a mentoring scheme where we will pair an Early Career researcher with a Senior Researcher for support and guidance (this is a voluntary scheme and we will ask delegates to indicate whether they would like mentoring or are happy to be a mentor).
There is high quality bed and breakfast accommodation available on campus (5 min walk from the conference) at the Storm Jameson Court (breakfast at the University Refectory across from the conference building). Rooms can be booked here using the following code: KX104487.
There are rooms available on the Wednesday and Thursday evening. We will try and accommodate everyone but we may need to operate a first come first served policy so we encourage delegates to book early.
The generosity of the EPS allows us to offer bursaries for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). These bursaries will pay the accommodation costs for all ECRs who submit a presentation to the conference.
We define an ECR as a PhD student, a post-doctoral researcher, or someone within two years of a post-doctoral position. We will consider anyone who falls outwith this definition if there is a genuine need - this will operate on the grounds of trust.
We would ask any ECRs who do not need overnight accommodation (or who have access to funds) to avoid claiming these bursaries so that individuals from further afield can benefit - again, we will operate on the grounds of trust. Likewise, we would ask ECRs who only need one night's accommodation to only claim the bursary for the Thursday evening so that there are sufficient funds for us to support individuals from further afield who also need accommodation on the Wednesday evening.
If you would like to be considered for one of these bursaries then please contact one of the organisers (either Professor Elisabeth Hill (E.Hill@gold.ac.uk) or Professor Mark Mon-Williams (M.Mon-Williams@leeds.ac.uk)).
The conference will be held in the Psychology building at the University of Leeds. There will be a registration desk in the foyer area.
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