CLESCon 2018


What is CLESCon?

CLESCon is a student led, one-day conference showcasing the world-class postgraduate research across the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES), which encompasses Geography, Biosciences, Psychology and Sport and Health Sciences.

The event invites presentations and posters from students to show the huge diversity of research, methods and technologies being developed across our different departments, allowing our postgraduate community to come together to spark new ideas and collaborations across CLES.

See below details of this year’s CLESCon.

CLESCon 2018

What: CLESCon 2018: Addressing Modern Challenges in Life and Environmental Sciences

When: Thursday 18th October, 2018

Where: Weston Exchange Hub, Living Systems Institute, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Over £300 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Lunch and refreshments provided 

Exciting keynote talks from speakers across CLES

Dr Eduarda Santos (DPGR Biosciences)
Professor Ian McLaren (Cognitive Psychology)
Professor Tamara Galloway (Ecotoxicology)
Professor Andrew Jones (Applied Physiology)
Dr Ewan Woodley (Geography)


Registration for CLESCon 2018 is now open! Click here to register to attend or to submit an abstract to be considered for a 10-minute talk and/or poster presentation.

Abstract Guidelines

  • The abstract should be written for a general audience (accessible to all of CLES)
  • Poster abstracts should be no more than 75 words
  • Talk abstracts should be no more than 150 words
  • Please also include 5-6 key words that summarise the research you are presenting

Ultimate Lab Mistake Competition

New for CLESCon 2018 – the Ultimate Lab Mistake competition! Submit your funniest lab/ fieldwork bloopers for a chance to win a great prize.

Deadline: Please register before 24th September 2018

CLESCon Contact details

Please direct all enquiries to

Organisation committee contacts: Josh Dyer (jd583).

CLESCon Social Media

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