Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference 2015


  “What’s next? Thinking about the future of diet and nutrition”


Where: Trinity Hall, Cambridge


When: 7 and 8 September, 2015


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The 2015 Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference will be hosted at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. The conference aims to allow students to:

* Network and engage with fellow postgraduates

* Receive careers advice and insights from senior academics and other professionals

* Present and share academic research


Programme outline

The two day conference will include oral presentations, lightning talks, a careers panel, a topical nutrition discussion session, and plenty of networking opportunities. We are also organising a social calendar including a riverside drinks reception, punting on the River Cam and an informal event the evening before the conference starts. All delegates who submit an abstract will have a chance to present at this conference.

To see an outline of the preliminary programme, please click on the link below.

NS postgrad conf programme outline



Trinity Hall is situated on the River Cam, nestled in the heart of the city centre. Cambridge is just 50 minutes from London King’s Cross station and 30 minutes by train from Stansted Airport. Google Maps



We can offer accommodation within Trinity Hall, offering delegates the convenience of staying on-site in the heart of Cambridge, as well as the enjoyment of staying in the beautiful college grounds. Price (per room, per night) is £63.60, including breakfast. Options for one or two nights are available.

Book your accommodation directly with Trinity Hall here!

To access the reserved rooms for Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference delegates, enter ‘NUTRITION’ in the ‘Promotion Code’ box to see the availability for the 6 and 7 September.



Registration for the 2015 conference is now closed. If however you are very keen to attend, you are welcome to contact the committe to discuss this further.

The price of registration and dinner is £110. Registration for the day sessions only is £65.

Delegates who are not members of the Nutrition Society will pay an additional £10, which will provide them with one year’s membership.


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission has now closed. Thanks everyone who have submitted!

The conference is a forum for postgraduates interested in or currently working on any aspect of nutrition research to come together and share their work.  The deadline for full length oral presentations has passed, but additional slots for 5 minute lightning talks have been added to the programme. All delegates who submit an abstract will have a chance to present full length or short lightning talks at the conference. Abstracts will be shared in the conference programme.

What are ‘Lightning Talks’? Lightning Talks are a short 5 minute (usually 2-3 slides) presentation that is enough to introduce someone to a topic you’re particularly passionate about. It’s a great way to sharpen a key message that you’d like to convey about your research. It’s becoming a popular way to present and you can find examples here.


See what all the fuss is about!

Watch what students from the 2014 conference had to say about their experience and how inspired they were!



2015 Organising Committee

Eva MaguireMaxine LambNick JonesSherly LiTammy TongTarra Penney

PhD students from Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the MRC Epidemiology Unit


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