Information and advice for younger members

We've collated our blogs and articles most relevant to our student members.

The information in this section is of best use to our ECS members, especially those in the daunting position of coming to the end of their current stage of education and trying to figure out what to do next.

07 Jun 2019
5 reasons to attend a conference

Why go to an academic conference? Robert Millar has five reasons you should consider it.

research posters
17 Nov 2018
Top 10 Tips for poster writing

Your poster is an advertisement and short story of your work, so you need to make sure it is clear to read, accurate & engages the reader. Posters are a key component of communicating your science and an important element in a successful scientific career.

PhD vs illness
17 Jan 2019
PhD Vs illness

ECS member Robert Millar discusses the difficulties in managing a PhD with a long-term illness.

Sick student
29 Aug 2019
The student experience – would it be complete without microbes?

Alli Cartwright discusses the quintessential presence of microbes in the student experience.

Binod and Aled Conference Studentship
26 Nov 2019
My first conference - as an undergraduate

Hannah Brace-Thompson shares her experience of attending SfAM's ECS Research Symposium last year as an undergraduate - her first conference but certainly not her last!