• About

    The QRA Postgraduate Symposium is an annual event which gives postgraduate students from any strand of Quaternary Science an opportunity to present their research. Whether you are an MSc, MRes or PhD student, we invite you all for 3 days of discussions of Quaternary Science in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We welcome abstract submission for oral and poster presentations but there is no requirement to present. The symposium provides a fantastic opportunity to discover what the Quaternary Science postgraduate community is doing and to meet fellow early career researchers from across the country.


    This year the symposium is hosted by the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow. The Organising committee are a group of young researchers in the Biomarkers for Environmental and Climate Science (BECS) research group within the School.

  • Key Dates



    Payments are open for registration fees and conference dinner.

    Register your interest- just enter your name and institution email address above and click register to let us know you are coming. 

    You can also submit full registration forms, abstracts and accommodation payments


    1st August 2018

    Abstract Deadline

    All abstracts sent to qrapg18@gmail.com


    22nd - 24th August 2018

    23rd QRA Postgraduate Symposium

  • Schedule

    A brief outline of events

    Day 1

    Arrive 12 noon


    Welcome and Key Note Lectures by Dr John Faithfull and Dr Jaime Toney


    Postgraduate Oral Presentations

    Day 2

    Postgraduate Oral and Poster Presentations

    CV Writing Workshop


    AGM for Election of QRA Junior Representative and following year's host institution


    Conference Dinner and Ceilidh

    Day 3

    Field Visit to Younger Dryas sites


    Explore Younger Dryas chronologies and geomorphology around Loch Lomond.


    Visit led by the committee, Dr Derek Fabel (SUERC) and Dr Hannah Mathers (University of Glasgow)


    Returning to the University by 4pm

  • Location and Dates

    School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

    East Quadrangle, Main Building

    University of Glasgow



    22nd - 24th August 2018

  • Registration

    To confirm you are attending please email the registration form to qrapg18@gmail.com and make payments below.

    Deadline: 1st August 2018, 5pm


    Please email abstracts to qrapg18@gmail.com

    Download the template here

    Deadline: 1st August 2018, 5pm


    £20 for QRA members and £30 for non-members- Please
    click here for details on how to become a member of the QRA (Student membership is £10 per year so join and only pay £20 to register).



    The conference dinner at Zizi's, Cranwell Lane, Glasgow and the conference ceilidh is available to book at a cost of £22.



    Two nights on-campus accommodation is available to book for £56 (see accommodation below).


    Any queries should be directed to qrapg18@gmail.com or to any of the committee members listed.


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