A 2 day conference on minerals research in UK universities was held at the Royal School of Mines in London in December 2009. The conference was designed primarily to provide an opportunity for post-graduate students to make short presentations on their thesis research topics to an audience of their peers and representatives from the minerals industry. Its objectives were to help students hone their presentational skills and to interact with other minerals research groups, as well as to publicise themselves and their work to potential employers.
The scope of the conference was broad, covering all aspects of minerals production, including applied earth science, mining technology, mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and environmental protection. In addition to student presentations, keynote lectures were given by invited experts. A full report of the conference, together with downloadable copies of the presentations can be found in the "Past Events" section of this website.