In order to facilitate the arrangement of the Forum, kindly take cognisance of the information about participation and guidelines.

The abstract must be completed online in accordance with this template. The limits for the content are a maximum of 2 500 characters (or approximately 300 words).

  • Should you wish to make any changes to your abstract after submission, please contact Monica Fleischman to make arrangements (+27 51 401 7501 |
  • All submissions will be subjected to evaluation prior to inclusion in the Faculty Research Forum.
  • Feedback will be available should an abstract not be accepted for presentation at the Faculty Research Forum.
  • Submissions have to be approved by the Departmental Research Committee / HOD / Head of School before it will be sent to the Internal Evaluation Committees for evaluation. This process will happen automatically and researchers will receive notification should the Departmental Research Committee / HOD / Head of School require any changes before final submission.
  • All presenters at the Faculty Research Forum are invited to the Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday 30 August 2019 at 16:00 in the Foyer. Winners will be contacted before the ceremony.


  • Five (5) minutes (three [3] minutes for presentation and two [2] minutes discussion and question time included) will be allowed for a poster presentation. The duration will be strictly adhered to. Poster presentations will be presented in the Kines.
  • Electronic versions of the print-ready poster in PDF must be submitted.

  • The name and telephone number of the presenter must appear on the poster in order that he/she may be contacted should there be enquiries.

  • Posters must be set up on Wednesday 28 August 2019, on the landing at the Kines.

  • Posters must not be taken down before 14:00 on Friday afternoon.

  • Presentations of posters will be done via slides. It is recommended that four slides are used (slide for each: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions & Discussion) and that the presenter spends approximately 30 seconds per slide.

  • Personnel members that are submitting posters must indicate whether they want their poster to be evaluated.

  • The care that went into the preparation of the poster and the aesthetic impression it creates, its scientific content and value, the methodology, results, and conclusion will play a role in the judging of a poster.

  • Ms C Roetz from the Center for Teaching and Learning will assist you regarding the layout and printing of posters.

  • Corporative format is compulsory. Information in this regard is available on the UFS Home Page, Staff Intranet, UFS Corporate Identity.

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