Conference 2018

We are excited to announce that the 2018 CENTA conference will be held across two days - 30th & 31st August at The University of Leicester. The conference will showcase the world leading research undertaken by CENTA PhD students.

The NERC CENTA Annual Conference brings together students, researchers and external partners interested in research that falls under the natural environment theme. It aims to showcase recent research by both CENTA students and PhD students funded through other DTPs as well as inviting external partners.  It is a fantastic opportunity for all CENTA PhD students to showcase their research in a relaxed and supporting environment and interact with industry partners and other members of the environmental sciences community.

Non-CENTA PhD students and other early career scientists whose work relates to any of the CENTA research themes are welcome to attend. A selection of current CENTA students will be presenting their research, either with an oral presentation or a poster.

At the CENTA Annual Conference there is something for everyone, including talks, posters, workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you at the University of Leicester!


The two-day conference will involve short presentations by CENTA students, a keynote address, poster sessions and short workshops. Overnight accommodation is available via the registration link. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. A networking social will follow the conference. A full program will be provided as details are finalised.


Abstract Submission

CENTA students are encouraged to give a short presentation or poster for which abstract submission is now open and will close 29th July 2018. Please use the registration form (below) to submit an abstract.



Registration is open!

Please register here:



Please contact the CENTA conference organisers at;


CENTA Conference 2018

School of Geography, Geology & Environment

Bennett Building

University Road

University of Leicester