Register first

Members: £120 in person; £30 online

Non-members: £135 in person; £45 online

If you are not a BPS member you can join today (it’s cheaper to join than pay the non-member cost)

It is important you register before making payment and submitting an abstract

Registration is now closed

Make a payment

Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

Please make payment to Swansea University by BACS

It is important that you:

  • Pay the correct amount (Members: £120 in person, £30 online; Non-members: £135 in person, £45 online)
  • Provide the same name as your registration form so that we can reconcile payment
  • Use the payment reference BPS2022

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Once you have completed payment, do not forget to submit your abstract.

Enter the artwork competition

Artwork deadline: 30th December 2021

To enter the artwork competition you must:

Submit an abstract

Abstract submission is now closed

To submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation you must:

  • Register for the event before you submit your abstract
  • Format your abstract according to our guidelines
  • Complete the submission form and attach your abstract


The guidelines and submission process are the same whether you are submitting and abstract for an oral or a poster presentation. 

You can specify which type of presentation you are submitting on the submission form.

You can submit your abstract to the general phycological session or one of the special sessions. You must choose only one session.

A maximum of one abstract submission per lead author is permitted.

Formatting your abstract

Use the formatting in the example document (Microsoft Word). 

Maximum word counts:

  • Title: 12 words 
  • Abstract: 350 words 

Save your file as a Word document or PDF

Ensure your name is part of the document file name

Student prizes

Students are invited to compete for

  • The £250 Manton Prize, in honour of Irene Manton (1904-1988)  awarded for the best oral paper by a postgraduate student. 
  • The British Phycological Society Student Poster Prize of £150 for the best poster by a postgraduate or undergraduate student.

Poster competition entries will be exhibited on Wednesday 5th. Oral presentations will be given during the Irene Manton prize session on Thursday 6th. You can indicate your intention to enter one of these competitions on the abstract submission form

Both events are assessed by a panel of BPS members from across the entire field of phycology for both science and style. The Irene Manton Prize is assessed by the criteria below:

1. Scientific concept: introduction to the subject of the talk; gaps in knowledge; aims of the investigation.
2. Scientific content: practical approach taken and results obtained.
3. Discussion of results and justification of conclusions arising.
4. Style of oral presentation: clarity, speed of delivery, engagement with audience.
5. Visual presentation: use of visual aids; clarity of presentational style.
6. Timing of oral delivery: high importance given to keeping within the allotted time.
7. Responses to questions arising.