SPS to host MacroGroup UK Young Researchers Meeting in the summer

This years MacroGroup UK Young Researchers Meeting will be held at the University of Kent in July.

The Pure and Applied Macromolecular Chemistry Group (Macro Group UK) is a joint interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry. It is committed to holding meetings to support and develop the polymer science community.

The Macro Group UK Young Researchers Meeting gives PhD students and post-doctoral fellows the chance to present their work in oral and poster sessions, be inspired by plenary speakers from academia and industry, and network with their peers from across the UK.

Almost all senior academics in the areas of polymer and macromolecular science in the UK have attended these conferences as PhDs, PDRAs and/or early career lecturers.

With support from our sponsors the MacroGroup UK Young Researchers meeting will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury on Monday July 1st and Tuesday 2nd this year.

Provisional programme


Monday 1st July

10:00 to 11:00      Registration

11:00 to 11:35     Invited Lecture

11:35 to 12:55     Contributed Talks

12:55 to 1:45       Lunch

1:45 to 2:15          Invited Lecture

2:15 to 3:35 Contributed Talks

3:35 to 4:00 Refreshments

4:00 to 4:30 Invited Lecture

4:30 to 5:30 Contributed talks

5:45 to 7:30 Poster session and drinks reception

7:30 onwards Dinner


Tuesday 2nd July

9:30 to 10:00 Invited Lecture

10:00 to 11:20 Contributed Talks

11:20 to 11:50 Refreshments

11:50 to 1:10 Contributed Talks

1:10 to 2:10 Lunch

2:10 to 3:30 Contributed Talks

3:45 to 4:00 Prizes

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission template for posters and talks can be found here. Please download and complete the form and send, along with any attachments, to Matt Lambie:mal51@kent.ac.uk


Registration cost: £80

Accommodation: £45.75

Registration and accommodation bookings are now open: