Before we know it, the conference came to its finale on the third day… with the poster presentation!
Over 100 posters were displayed across the two halls in the sports and social club. From wet lab to life drawing, a myriad of topics were discussed, explored between them all.
For me, this is definitely one of the highlights of the conference – to discover what kind of work others have done during our first SSC, finding out some new and interesting work, as well as hearing the ideas and thoughts of my colleagues on their work.
The atmosphere was rather informal, which really helped to make presentations less daunting and less nerve-wrecking. It was also great fun talking to everyone about our own poster (this was especially the case as my SSC project was related to one of my biggest love – art).
Here are some snaps from during the day :
Alongside the “ups”, there were unfortunately some “downs”. For example, there was some confusion with the timetabling for the day. However they were all in all, things not unique to this conference, and there are always future opportunities to make things much clearer! Overall though, the ups easily overwhelmed the downs for me.
…This is made especially so when some of your friends are the ones who have taken up the spots of “runner-ups” and “winners” – congratulations to all the prize-winners! Equally, a cheer to everyone else for their effort, thoughts, creative designs and ideas for their posters and presentations.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for running the conference. Although there are some areas for improvements, it has been a great first go at such an event and a lovely experience!