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Find out how to become a volunteer at the conference and enter the Student Poster Awards.

Volunteer at vPUK

Would you like to play a vital role at Physiotherapy UK as a student volunteer? In November 2020, over 70 students assisted hundreds of members to get the most out of their time (read more about the volunteers' experience). We are now looking for a new team of volunteers to support in November 2021

At this year's virtual conference, volunteer roles will include:

  •       greeting delegates at the welcome area
  •       assisting delegates to navigate and use the functions
  •       supporting speakers and delegates at networking sessions
  •       helping to record sessions.

To volunteer you will need to:

  •       be available on either Friday 5 or Saturday 6 November
  •       attend a 1.5-hour virtual training session in October
  •       meet the hardware and software requirements
  •        be a CSP student (or associate student) member
  •       still be a student (and not graduated) in November 2021.

In exchange for a half-day of volunteering you will receive: 

  •        Free entry to the rest of the conference 
  •       Access to CPD
  •       Networking opportunities 
  •        Certificate of volunteering

To express your interest in volunteering, complete our online form. Please note that places are limited - only sign up if you are able to attend at least one of the November dates.

The CSP Student Poster Awards

Every year, the CSP invites programme leads from Higher Education Institutes to submit abstracts based on the work of final year pre-registration physio students. For 2021, we welcomed abstracts from students who are due to graduate in 2021 and those who graduated in the winter of 2020.

Abstracts are based on students' final year research study, relate to one of the conference themes and submitted via the university for consideration. Each university course can put forward one student. 

The Prizes

The author (or lead author, in the case of group submissions) will receive £300. The second-placed author or lead author will receive £200. Winners will also have their poster displayed at the virtual two-day conference. The winner and second-lead author are encouraged to attend the conference to answer questions about their posters and will receive a free ticket. 


  • This competition is open to pre-registration students on CSP accredited physiotherapy programmes and those who graduated after November 2020
  • Abstracts must be based on students’ final year research studies
  • Abstracts must relate to at least one of this year’s conference themes. These are: evolving practice, transforming provision, the rehab challenge, and digital transformation (see more about the themes at physiotherapyuk.org.uk/conference/themes)
  • Entries must be submitted by the university’s programme team. Entries that are not received via the university will NOT be eligible.
  • Each accredited programme can submit one abstract only.

How to submit

  • The call for abstracts has now closed. (The submission closing date was 5pm on 29 July 2021.)

Submission guidelines and form

Student Abstract Submission Guidelines

Student Abstract Submission Form

Related information:

Thank you to James Hallam, this year's sponsors of the student poster awards.

James Hallam