Frequently asked questions


Where will the Symposium take place?

It will take place at Durham University, located in the beautiful north east of England.


From the 12 to 14 July 2017.

What is the title of the Symposium?

With the slogan ‘Make it Happen’, we aim to promote collaborative work, innovative ideas and practical solutions which could generate a significant positive impact in the scientific, social, and political spheres in Mexico, and its role in the international community. 

Why should I participate?

The symposium provides a great opportunity to:

  • Present and showcase your work in a relaxed and friendly setting.
  • Networking with other Mexican students and researchers in the United Kingdom.
  • Develop transferable skills such as presenting, writing, answering questions, etc.

Does it have a cost?

Attending the symposium is free. However, expenses such as traveling and accommodation need to be paid by the participants.

Is there any kind of support for Symposium delegates?

A monetary support will be allocated to some of the participants who are presenting their work at the Symposium. More details to come on Facebook and Twitter.

How can I participate?

There are three styles of presentations: oral presentation, poster or panel session. Abstract submission is now closed, but you can still register to the Symposium. 

When is the call for abstracts closed?

28 April 2017

I don’t have anything to present, can I still come?

Yes! Anyone interested is welcome to attend the event. You can select “No presentation” during the registration process.

I’m a Master's student, can I participate even if I don’t have any results yet?

Yes. The symposium is open to all postgraduate students (Master's and PhD), postdoctoral researchers and academics. We encourage all students to present their preliminary results, project proposal or planned strategy in a friendly and welcoming environment, even if final results are not available yet.

I am not from Mexico, can I participate?

If your topic of study is related to Mexico, then you can participate as a presenter. Otherwise, you are still welcome to attend, but presentations must be from Mexican students and studies.

Was Harry Potter filmed in Durham?

Yes! Durham Cathedral’s ancient cloisters were used as a film location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 2001.