No matter if this is your first conference or tenth as a student, we’re here to help you through it! If you have student-related questions at any point during the conference or just want somebody to chat to, please contact Beth Smith our Student Rep on firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter (@MammSocStudents). You can also search for her on the Gather.town platform where you can send her a private message or ‘follow’ her, which will take your avatar to hers and start up a video chat!
Student Meet and Greet
Networking at conferences is always a little daunting but hopefully our Student Meet & Greet session on the Friday evening will ease you all into the conference spirit and maybe even form some new collaborations and friendships!
The Student Meet and Greet is open to Student Ticketholders and will run from 5:30-6:30pm on Friday 16th April. The session will take place in a separate room in Gather.town – please enter the room and sit yourself at a ‘table’. Everyone at the same table will be able to see and hear each other. You will all also be able to see and hear the speakers on the Platform, which will be the Student Rep, Beth, and the Guest Speakers. Please note that the speakers on the Platform will not be able to see or hear you, so please direct any questions to the Chat.
To get the most out of the session, we encourage turning your cameras and microphones on and sitting with people who you don’t already know.
The plan for the session is as follows:
5:30-5:45pm: Get yourselves seated + introductions.
5:45-6:10pm: 4 x 5-minute talks from guest speakers.
6:10-6:20pm: Panel session Q&A where you can ask questions to the guest speakers.
6:20-6:30pm: General networking and chatting before the Cranbrook Lecture.
Before the Conference
We’d love it if you could introduce yourselves to other student attendees on our Student Networking Padlet.
Just double-click anywhere on the Padlet Wall, or use the + sign in the bottom right corner to add a post introducing yourself. If you’re not sure what to say, how about including some of the following elements:
- Name, academic institution, and what you’re studying
- If you’re giving a talk or have a poster at the conference
- Your favourite mammal
- How you spend your free time
- Contact details (Email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram etc)
- A photo of yourself
It would also be great if you could take a second to tell us what type of student you are by completing a quick poll– results below:
Some suggestions on how to get involved with the Mammal Society:
- Become a member
- Participate in the University Mammal Challenge
- Share your research via one of our student spotlight spots
- Keep an eye on our surveys & projects page to see what you can get involved with
- Browse our proposed student research projects for students and see if there are any that take your fancy